CEH, now in German – EC-Council removes Language Barrier in Cybersecurity Credentialing

(prsubmissionsite) October 25, 2019 – Over 220,000 cybersecurity professionals have been trained in EC-Council programs since we embarked on our mission to help improve the global levels of cybersecurity talent. Starting this month, thousands more will get trained in the newly launched German version of the globally recognized Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Exam.

“Ethical hacking is a fundamental requirement of every organization or government entity. With the exam now in German, residents of German-speaking nations will have the opportunity to prove to employers around the world that they have what it takes to become a Certified Ethical Hacker” – Philip Blake, European Director of EC-Council.

Germany, one of the world’s strongest economies and leading member of the European Union, has been badly hit in recent years by cyber attacks. It is estimated that cybercrimes have cost German manufacturers some €43 billion. SME’s, which are the backbone of Germany’s economy, are the most vulnerable to threats as reported by German IT industry body Bitcom. In response to cybercrime, the German government has started ramping up its offensive capabilities in cybersecurity to thwart such attacks. Entities such as the Federal Office of Information Technology Security (BSI), The National Center for Cyber Defense, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance have been formed to strengthen and raise the cybersecurity standards of the nation.

Getting through EC-Council’s C|EH program means that candidates would have mastered skills in an accredited ethical hacking methodology that is widely used by industry professionals in most demanding penetration testing or ethical hacking scenarios.

This new German version joins EC-Council’s other released Japanese version that was an instant hit in Japan. The firm plans to roll out more language versions of its portfolio programs shortly to embrace an even wider community. Jens Gilges, one of EC-Council’s German CEI’s, endorsed this new exam ‘I had the chance to test the German version of the Certified Ethical Hacker exam. Being around IT Certification tests for now almost 20 years, I was always afraid to take the exam in languages other than English because of bad translation. The German CEH exam was very well translated and very nice to read. The questions were very straight and clear. I would recommend this test to anybody who wants to take a German exam and enhance their IT Security career.’

About EC-Council:

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of its flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of C|EH, 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 (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), 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.

To learn more about EC-Council, visit https://www.eccouncil.org/

Staying Ahead of Change: Introducing MASTERCLASS by EC-Council

March 25, 2019 ( PR Submission Site ) The MASTERCLASS business line has a clear focus on improving and growing the cyber talent around the world through rigorous, high-quality information security training. According to the Minister of Transport and Communications, HE Jassim bin Saif Ahmed al Sulaiti, Qatar needs more qualified cybersecurity professionals. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cybersecurity industry is set to hit a staggering 3.5 million talent gap by 2021 and it seems that Qatar is no exception to the growing skill-gap.

MASTERCLASS courses are delivered at world class venues directly from the house of EC-Council by only the highest-ranked instructors.EC-Council’s CND, CEH, CCISO, and CHFI are already ANSI accredited as well as recognized as baseline certifications for the US Department of Defense (DoD) via the 8140 Directive. The CEH and ECSA programs are also recognized by GCHQ and are GCHQ Certified Trainings (GCT). All the programs in the MASTERCLASS schedule are built in compliance with the NICE framework and are developed by subject matter experts from across the world.

According to the Minister of Transport and Communications, HE Jassim bin Saif Ahmed al Sulaiti, Qatar needs more qualified cybersecurity professionals. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cybersecurity industry is set to hit a staggering 3.5 million talent gap by 2021 and it seems that Qatar is no exception to the growing skill-gap.

MASTERCLASS Infinity, our premium learning package, comes with an exclusive round table conference for the attendees of MASTERCLASS. The Infinity series is exclusive dialogue session between some of the finest thought leaders in the cybersecurity industry and the members of the MASTERCLASS training.

EC-Council has certified over 220,000 security professionals. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations, militaries, and governing bodies around the world. “A burning desire to gain the most advanced cybersecurity training should have to be achieved by burning through your savings” says Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council Group.

EC-Council has partnered with Starlink as a strategic partner for our MASTERCLASS Infinity in Doha. Starlink is committed to empowering student success and providing exceptional professional development to higher education communities in Doha. For more information about the MATERCLASS Infinity program in Doha, please visit https://MASTERCLASS.eccouncil.org/doha-form

About EC-Council:
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 U.S. and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see http://www.eccouncil.org

100 Prize Winners Receive Voucher for the Certified Network Defender (C|ND) Credential from EC-Council at the Born to Protect Program

November 16, 2018 ( PR Submission Site ):Of the 10,000 participants at the ‘Born to Protect’ program, held in Indonesia, 1,000 participants walked away with vouchers for the Certified Secure Computer User (C|SCU) program and the top 100 participants received vouchers for the ANSI accredited Certified Network Defender (C|ND) program, trained by EC-Council Instructor Circle of Excellence Award 2018 winner, Belly Rachdia.

Indonesia needs professionals in cybersecurity who have the expertise to deal with cybersecurity threats. Therefore, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Indonesia, created a national program called ‘Born to Protect’ to recruit young gladiators in cybersecurity, supported by EC-Council, RSA Security, and local colleges in Indonesia.

The audition process for the ‘Born to Protect’ program, held in 10 Indonesian cities, recognized 7,965 preliminary candidates from 10,000 entries. The semi-finalists (top 1,000, awarded a voucher for the C|SCU) faced a ‘capture the flag’ challenge, through a technical drill, narrowing down the participants to the final top 100.

These 100 candidates attended the Digital Camp for two weeks where they were trained by an official EC-Council Instructor, Belly Rachdianto attaining the C|ND credential at the end of the program on 5 October 2018, after passing the examination.

The program was officially closed by the Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Mr. Rudiantara at Anantakupa Auditorium. Mr. Rudiantara says “Si,”ast year, the Ministry of Communication and Information thought ‘who would handle cybersecurity attacks?’ We think young people want to fight, therefore they will be called gladiator. We seek and funded this program.

According to the Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara says that “Born To Protect aims at preparing human resources to protect Indonesia from attacks on cyber networks. They are expected to become the forerunner of Indonesia’sn resources that will continue to protect our country either from the government, corporate, private, universities, institution, and organizations who have the potential to be attacked or hacked through the cyber network”.

About EC-Council

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), 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 (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), 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 U.S. and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

For more information about EC-Council, please see https://www.eccouncil.org/

About EC-Council Programmes

EC-Council has certified over 200,000 security professionals. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations, militaries and governing bodies around the world.

Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA),  Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and the UK’s GCHQ. Moreover, the United States 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).

About Born to Protect

Born To Protect is a program with integrated activities to capture young gladiators in the field of cybersecurity. This program was initiated by Xynexis and fully supported by KOMINFO. This competition is a National Cyber Security Competition which is expected to be able to capture 10,000 talents of Indonesian Cyber Security talent every year.

Learn more here: https://www.borntoprotect.id/