Top British Intelligence Agency, GCHQ, Recognizes EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Security Analyst Training Programs

22nd August 2018 ( PR Submission Site ) In a rare showcase of trust and confidence, GCHQ provided the GCT (GCHQ Certified Training) accreditation to EC-Council’s globally renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) programs. This recognition is a feather in the cap for EC-Council’s much sought-after credentials, which are among the most comprehensive programs in the field of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing.

Many intelligence agencies including the Pentagon, FBI, the US Army, and most Fortune 500 companies prefer the C|EH program to enhance the knowledge and skills of their security personnel. Over the years, more than 200,000 cyber professionals were trained and certified with what has become the standard norm for hiring authorities as well as security champions.

Another Recognition, Another Seal of Trust

The recent recognition by GCHQ was yet another top accreditation body providing its seal of trust to C|EH.

C|EH is also accredited by the American National Standard Institute and is a recognized certification for the DoD’s computer network defense Service Providers (CND-SP’s), a specialized personnel classification within the United States Department of Defense’s information assurance workforce among many other such recognitions.

Mapped to the Job Roles of Many Countries

The GCT is based on the industry-recognized and highly-respected IISP skills framework, which not only illustrates the array of skills required of information security professionals to succeed in their respective job roles, but also evaluates the precise quality of the program’s training and courseware against GCHQ’s standards.

The ECSA program includes a comprehensive step-by- step penetration testing methodology that improves upon the best from ISO 27001, OSSTMM, and NIST Standards. This program and the C|EH program is 100% compliant with the new NICE 2.0, CREST, and IISP skills frameworks, bringing real tangible benefits to employers.

This affirms EC-Council’s commitment to offering high-quality certification programs that are developed to help arm information security professionals with the right skills to safeguard the cyber world and achieve successful professional roles.

Jay Bavisi, Co-Founder and President of EC-Council commented, “GCHQ’s accreditation reflects not only our commitment to quality but, equally important, our approach to continuously improving as a learning organization to ensure that EC-Council has certified programs for each stage of an information security professional’s career.”

GCHQ is one of the three U.K. Intelligence and Security Agencies – beside MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) is an initiative in the U.K., aimed at reducing the cybersecurity skills shortage. It certifies cybersecurity training programs at two levels — awareness (creating a foundation in cybersecurity) and application (an in-depth study for professionals and specialists in the field) — to differentiate the highest quality of cybersecurity training from others. During the accreditation process, the training program’s course material, quality of trainers, and course administration is rigorously assessed.

Bavisi added, “We have worked extremely hard to meet the stringent requirements of the GCT, scrutinizing and challenging every aspect of our certification and training program. This has resulted in setting a benchmark of excellence, which gives our customers even more confidence in the quality of our certification.”

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.

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EC-Council Launches World’s First Online ECSA v10 Batch! | PR Submission Site

February 23, 2018/PRSubmissionSite/–Welcome to the world of ethical hacking! If you’re reading this and are a Certified Ethical Hacker, this post may be the best career advice you’d have ever read. If not, this article will be a mere leisure read. As an ethical hacker, you have sufficient knowledge and an arsenal of hacking tools and you are also proficient in writing custom hacking code.

But is that enough? Can you become an industry accepted security professional? Will organizations hire you to help them protect their systems? Do you have any knowledge in applying a suitable methodology to conduct a penetration test for an enterprise client?

As EC-Council announced their new product offerings to an audience of roughly 12,000 cybersecurity professionals and aspirants worldwide, on the 14th of March, it became clear that cybersecurity education had reached a new benchmark. EC-Council unveiled Certified Ethical Hacker V10, Certified Ethical Hacker (Practical), EC-Council Security Analyst V10, EC-Council Security Analyst (Practical) and Advanced Penetration Testing Program a new benchmark of quality education was set in the industry.

Exactly 14 days later, on the 28th of March, EC-Council is launching its first online batch of EC-Council Security Analyst V10 (ECSA V10), exclusively for corporate professionals around the world. The batch will happen in the iWeek format of EC-Council training, which means that the participating candidates can participate in a live, online manner. An EC-Council certified trainer will host the training in a webinar format, ensuring that the candidates don’t have to leave the comfort of their homes and gain from the expertise of studying with a live trainer who’ll guide them through the contents of the training program. The iWeek format ensures that the candidates get the best of both worlds viz online training and a live classroom session.

The enhanced ECSA v10 program,

·         Includes a new comprehensive step-by-step penetration testing methodology that improves upon the best from ISO 27001, OSSTMM, and NIST Standards

·         This program is 100% compliant to the new NICE 2.0 framework and CREST framework, bringing tangible benefits to employers including:
1) helping them assess their cybersecurity workforce,
2) identify critical gaps in cybersecurity staffing,
3) help their cyber workforce explore tasks and work roles, and
4) assist with understanding the KSAs that are recognized by employers for in-demand cybersecurity roles

·         The program includes a new comprehensive social engineering penetration testing methodology and has increased its focus on methodology for perimeter devices (IDS/Firewall), database, wireless, and cloud penetration testing, using both manual and automated penetration testing approaches, along with many other major improvements.

Since the new and improved ECSA V10 program deals with addressing the issues faced by corporates, the inaugural training batch saw prompt corporate participation from huge global brands like Microfocus, Wipro, Cirrus, Fujitsu and Accenture. International candidates for this batch, hail from UK, India, Costa Rica and Lebanon. With representation from almost every major continent in the world, the inaugural batch has become a truly international batch. EC-Council certified trainer Shruti Gupta, who’s adept at training CEH, ECSA, CND, CSCU, CHFI and Comptia Security+ will be training this batch.

To maintain an ideal candidate to trainer ratio, the intake for the batch has been restricted to 20 candidates only.

Interested candidates can register for future batches of ECSA v10 Live Online training here –