Information Security Landscape

“People wander into cyber-world as cyber-toddlers or even cyber-infants. How can these people be expected to look after themselves in this strange new world? … I believe that education must be the first step to computer security. Cyber-world is too complex and dangerous to jump into without understanding the dangers.” — Jimi Loo

Germany has been ranked third in the world for reported cyber crimes and per a study conducted recently, Germany will lose 17 million Euros in the coming years to phishing attacks alone. 6% of malicious Internet activity in the entire world comes from Germany.

Targeted, malicious attacks have the ability to cripple the infrastructure of a company and, theoretically at least, the entire functioning of a nation.

EC-Council’s mission is to ensure there are enough trained and skilled information security professionals on the job market that companies, governments, and other organizations can assemble teams in order to avert any such disaster. EC-Council courses enable professionals and firms to attain the skills needed to counter any cyber threat that may come their way.

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EC-Council courses are specially designed to provide skills and knowledge to individuals who are interested to work towards maintaining and protecting any organization from cyber-threats.

EC-Council’s flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker, CEH, is a comprehensive course that teaches the steps required to achieve optimal information security for the system and network of an organization by thinking like a hacker. The five phases of hacking in the training are:

  1. Reconnaissance
  2. Gaining Access
  3. Enumeration
  4. Maintaining Access
  5. Covering Your Tracks

These phases are taught in a real time environment to help students work through any cyber-attack as if it were happening live. With access to over 2,200 commonly used hacking tools and techniques and more than 1,500 new and updated tools, the training session for the CEH immerses students into the hacker world of Cloud Computing Technology, Cryptography, Trojans, Viruses, Backdoors, Mobile Platforms, and Tablet Computers.

Along with CEH, all other technical EC-Council courses are taught through classroom sessions, online sessions, and virtual labs where students can apply all the tools and techniques learned in the theoretical sessions.

EC-Council has programs for all levels of skill in information security – from basic network security essentials to executive management, our expert trainers help students gain real, practical knowledge. To learn more about our programs, our teaching platforms, and which program is right for you, click here.


The Certified CISO (CCISO) program is the first of its kind training and certification program aimed at producing top-level information security executives. To learn more about this program, click here.

About EC-Council

EC-Council (International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants) is the world leader in IT security courses, offering courses addressing information security, network security, computer security, and internet security certification and training. EC-Council’s flagship course, Certified Ethical Hacker, CEH, set the standard for what the world has come to expect from ethical hacking IT security courses. EC-Council delivers its many certification courses including CEH via its channel of over 500 training locations in over 92 countries as well as through the online learning platform, iClass.

The information security community has grown to see EC-Council as its most trusted source for vendor neutral Information Security training. As the world leader in ethical hacking and information security training and certification, EC-Council offers information security courses and certifications in all of the major information security disciplines including ethical hacking, executive management, computer security, network security, application security, internet security, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, computer forensics, intrusion detection, network security essentials, and security fundamentals. For those information security professionals who are concerned with practical, hands-on experience, EC-Council’s security courses are designed with an over 80% hands-on element, so you will learn the latest tools that are deployed by professional penetration testers.

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