Pune, India –
Ethical hackers are in high demand due to increasing threats to IT infrastructure.
From March 14-18, over 50 participants, representing five different countries, along with over 15 multi-national corporations, 19 academic institutions, and five government agencies, witnessed the premiere of Certified Ethical Hacker Version 7 in India, at the International Convention Centre in Pune, hosted by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) and FLUXONIX, ES, Inc.
Inaugurated by Mr. Rajenda Dahale (Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cybercrime, and EOW) and Mr. Lalit Kathpalia (Director, SICSR), the event was attended by eminent personalities in the information security industry, who shared their experiences with the audience.
Mr. Anshul Abhang (Director, FLUXONIX ES, Inc), speaking to the audience, said, “The new version of CEH covers the latest vulnerabilities, exploits, and tools on platforms such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. It also covers next generation tools for 19 different domains, including session hijacking, denial of service attacks, phishing, and web server hacking.”
CEH is an accepted standard for the United States Department of Defense, via DoD 8570.01-M, Change 2. Directive 8570 sets the baseline requirements for government employees performing information assurance (IA) functions within the Department of Defense workforce. CEH, including its latest version 7, cover this directive’s requirements for Computer Network Defense Service Providers (CND-SP) at the analyst, infrastructure support, incident responder, and auditor levels.
Referring to the event’s CEH v7 training, Mr. Abhang told participants, “We focus mainly on attack concepts, with hands-on labs, followed by attack countermeasures. This is the CEH philosophy, and with CEH v7 covering the fundamental aspects of the latest cyber security attacks and countermeasures, on the latest platforms, it’s a real treat for the global ethical hacking community.”
“You need to think like a hacker to be one [ethical hacker],” Mr. Abhang concluded.
FLUXONIX ES, Inc. is a global EC-Council award-winning company and EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC), two years in a row – 2009 (ATC Newcomer of the Year) and 2010 (ATC Circle of Excellence).
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, 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 information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.