Ethical Hacking Set to Make Its Mark in Russia

Ethical Hacking Set to Make Its Mark in Russia
April 11, 2011 EC-Council

Moscow – On March 14, 2011, an international launch of ethical hacking courses took place around the world. Tens of thousands of Russian security engineers now have access to secret chips and techniques of hackers at the EC-Council authorized courses of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 7 at the Center “Specialist”.

Upon the completion of this highly technical ethical hacking course, participants will receive the much-acclaimed EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification. The CEH program was officially accepted by the US Department of Defense last year, as part of its DoD Directive 8570.01M Change 2.

Center “Specialist” and EC Council started a new chapter in Russia’s history of information security. At the press conference, Sergey Klevogin, a Certified EC-Council Instructor, demonstrated how information systems can be protected using techniques and methods based on offensive tactics of hackers.
“Being aware and understanding the various vulnerabilities, a security engineer can almost fully protect systems from being compromised,” Klevogin said. “By knowing the tools and methodologies that a perpetrator employs, one can competently defend the company’s security systems from intrusion. Now they have the opportunity to be the ‘real’ hackers at the other side of the fence. In line with the CEH philosophy, to catch a hacker, you have to think like one.

The representatives of Russia’s leading computer media, including Hacker, PC World, Hard & Soft, ComputerBild, Chip and PCWEEK were invited to participate in the presentation. The largest Russian TELECOM-operators and banks expressed particular interest in the Certified Ethical Hacker program.

“In the telecoms and banking sectors, there are thousands of security engineers that constantly need to improve their skills in the field of information security,” said Dmitry Gudzenko, the director of Computer Training Center “Specialist.” “Ethical hacking courses – it’s a new elite step in training professionals in the field of Information security. ‘Specialist’ is the market leader in computer training, and we are proud to become the first EC-Council Authorized Training Center (ATC) in Russia to provide the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program.”

“Russia has some of the most talented and ingenious hackers in the world. I believe the CEH program will enable them to apply their brilliant skills for a good cause rather than evil,” Gudzenko said.

About EC-Council:

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 70 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 38,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).