Spain, Madrid, September 2010 – ITERA, a new partner of EC-Council signaled its entry into the information security training market by delivering their first successful class in July 2010.
As part of Itera’s core business which includes consulting, ITIL and providing information security training, this collaboration with EC-Council will see ITERA offering EC-Council’s Ethical Hacker certification (C|EH) and other core programs including the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and the EC-Council Security Analyst (ECSA/LPT) program throughout Spain.
EC-Council’s representative for France, Spain and the neighboring countries, Claire Kemp said, “EC-Council sees it of significant importance in signing on a quality provider like Itera as they possess the many qualities required to provide excellent training solutions to companies in Spain. This is an important criteria to become a partner of EC-Council.”
In its first CEH class, ITERA had nine students from various organizations across different industries attending five days of exciting hands on and intensive lab practices which gave students an intimate and close up view of the capabilities of the hacking community and how they will need to take steps to defend their information and computer systems. “All the students passed their exams which proves the effectiveness of the training” commented Pedro Lara Lara, Itera’s Consulting Manager.
“One of the most important things learned from attending the course was how certain tools were used for hacking and what we needed to do to preempt such attacks”, commented one of the attendees, Javier Maestre.
Added Antonio Da Silva, another excited participant in the course, ”The knowledge of the instructor was crucial in transferring knowledge to the students and that stood out in our class. The authorized course material was very comprehensive and well organized with all the tools required for the labs.”
As a testimony of Itera’s quality approach to providing effective training, another participant, Paloma Mendez was quick to add, “The benefits of training ethical hackers are much higher as compared to the risks associated with it. It is essential to take such training delivered by a reputed institution as Itera as that gave us the maximum course benefit.”
The C|EH Program certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. Certified Ethical Hackers are skilled professionals who understand and are able to locate the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of a target system and use the same knowledge and tools used by hacker.
Sean Lim, the vice president for EC-Council, shares the significance of the partnership, “We applaud Itera’s visionary move to provide much needed, high quality information security programs to the many organizations and professionals in Spain. The keen interest in security investments will lead to a demand for certified professionals, and students from Itera will be at the forefront in addressing this demand.”
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.