EC-Council and ID Integrated Data: Protecting the Global Economy Via the Alpine Route
Dedicated to helping corporations, governments, and individuals beat cyber threats, EC-Council is pleased to team up with their new Swiss training partner, ID Integrated Data, based in Geneva. ID Integrated Data provides holistic support to cyber-unsafe organizations by providing expert advice and support to IT professionals. The training center helps prepare students to take the certification exams through monthly exam preparation workshops.
According to Dianne Little Goriup, Managing Director and Owner at ID Integrated Data, “By associating with world-class training bodies like EC-Council and by providing their industry leading Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program, we want to enable our candidates and clients to defend their respective networks by understanding how hackers think, thereby beating them at their own game.” Our team is devoted to helping Swiss businesses and organizations shield their important business data from malicious cyber threats.”
In a 2017 survey published by KPMG focusing on the cybersecurity concerns of Swiss companies, it was reported that 88% of respondents had suffered a cyber-attack in the past 12 months. For Switzerland, a country that the IMF has projected to be the second richest country in the world based on its projected GDP per capita ranking (2016-2020) – ranking higher than Qatar, the US, and Singapore to name a few – the statistic of 88% is alarming to government and business interests, as well as to the entire global economy. A Swiss government pane consisting of academics and industry professionals concluded that major cyber-attacks (like the one affecting millions of U.S.-based Equifax users last year) are a major risk for Switzerland. Also, owing to the Swiss banking tradition of secrecy and data protection, Switzerland is fertile ground for cyber protection services. Effective cybersecurity, therefore, is vital to ensuring that the economy of Switzerland is not disrupted because of inadequate cyber security and awareness.
While companies around the world are waking up to the need for better cyber-risk awareness and the implementation of effective defensive strategies against threats. It is important to note that although 71% respondents in the KPMG survey indicated a deep understanding of cyber risks, only 20% acknowledged and adopted a strategy of “security by design” – effectively ignoring this key security practice and showing that there is still a long way to go on the road to better security in practice.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
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