EC-Council hosts an active Blog, publishing free articles and resources to help support and engage our members and communities at all levels. This includes aspiring information security professionals and seasoned experts across the world. This Blog is supported and maintained by many contributors including our members, volunteers, contractors, staff and SME’s who provide meaningful resources and perspective.

We have a process to ensure that such blogs have technical accuracy, language proficiency and most importantly are plagiarism free. Before any blogs are published, we run them by industry accepted, anti-plagiarism tools. We encourage our authors to research the topic to provide our readers with a crisp understanding of the subject and have policies to ensure originality.

Recently, a complaint was brought to our attention regarding an EC-Council Blog post that lacked the proper source citation and references by the author. EC-Council takes matters like this very seriously. As soon as the concern was brought to our attention, the Blog post was removed while a full investigation was initiated.

“There is No Place for Plagiarism in Our Society”

Although the Blog passed plagiarism checks which were done via industry tools, our internal investigation revealed that the article was aligned closely to another author’s article format and we made the decision to remove the article from the Blog indefinitely.

To our dismay, more complaints were brought to our attention regarding other posts on our site, all of which passed the plagiarism checks by industry accepted software (some of which have citations).

Out of an abundance of caution, we have pulled the entire EC-Council Blog site to allow a thorough investigation of each blog.

EC-Council strongly respects the intellectual property rights of authors, SME’s and thought leaders, and we pledge that any contributors to the EC-Council blog will be required to follow stricter protocols in order to be considered for publication, and all contributors will be required to attend mandatory formal training of our SOP’s to ensure that they provide proper citation and references.

We apologize for any content that was published on the EC-Council blog that was too closely aligned with any previously published articles, and look forward to continuing to provide meaningful resources and information within the EC-Council Blog to our community members to maintain our goals of influencing and educating successful cybersecurity professionals across the world for years to come.