Madrid, February 2011, – Itera Process Consulting and IT Institute recently held a seminar in collaboration with EC-Council and IBM to discuss the growing threats of cyber attacks on businesses.
The event, sponsored by DIASA, welcomed the participation of Claire Kemp, executive representative of EC-Council in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Malta, who presented Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 7, which was recently launched in 25 cities globally. IT Institute Spain (ITERA) was one of the EC-Council’s worldwide partners to host the exclusive global launch class in March.
During the seminar, Pedro Lara, Itera Consulting Manager and Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), explained key details of the new version of CEH and offered a brief demonstration of the ease with which hackers can compromise any conventional organization. Mr. Lara also demonstrated IBM’s AppScan tool to show the vulnerability of apparently secured applications. By detecting these vulnerabilities early, it reduces the risk of unauthorized data access or losses.
Jessica Valderrama, IBM Web security sales manager for Spain, Italy, Portugal and Israel, and Ariel Súcari, Itera Spain’s director of operations, focused their discussions on the necessity of standardizing defense mechanisms with the use of actualized and functional tools to correct application vulnerabilities – as an important addition to the work of ethical hackers.
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). https://www.eccouncil.org