Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Video: EC-Council and its Ethical Hackers



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EC-Council LogoJay Bavisi is the Co-Founder and President of EC-Council, a global leader in information security education, training, and certification.

The EC-Council was formed after 9/11, and has since addressed the issues of cyber security.

They’re also the vendor and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification. They also own the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Secure Analyst (ECSA), and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification programs.

His audiences include executives of the most successful companies in the world such as Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Shell, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, American Express, Royal Australian Air Force, Government of Zhuhai, China Mobile and A&T Solutions, among others.

Mr Bavisi regularly shares his insights with law & policy makers at various international conferences and seminars such as, Interop Las Vegas, CSI, Techno Security, Techno Forensics and most recently the world renowned Hacker Halted which is hosted by EC-Council.

As mentioned in a previous post, we went to the 2012 Hacker Halted in Miami to pick up the Training Centre of the Year award from EC-Council. While we were there, we managed to get an interview with Jay Bavisi himself who spoke to us about EC-Council, cyber security and their credentials.


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Jay has appeared regularly on several local and international television shows and print medias, including being interviewed by CNN and Fox Business News regarding information security and ethical hacking. His views have been sought by internationally acclaimed publications including Time, Washington Post, The Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Gazette and The Economic Times. His views were also featured by ABC News, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston and Gulf News. 

Want to see more of Jay Bavisi's interviews? Check out EC-Councils Hacker videos here: www.eccouncil.org/home/hacking_videos


Video Transcript:

My name is Jay Bavasi, and I'm the President and Co-Founder of the International Council of E-commerce Consultants, commonly known as the EC-Council. EC Council was founded ten years ago with one mission in mind and that is to raise the level of awareness and capability in the wall of cyber- security. There was a time when 9/11 had just happened and a lot of out of the box questions in cyber-security were raised. What would organizations do and what would governments do to address challenges that they face in a new era of cyber-war?

At that point in time, obviously, cyber war was very much a topic of Hollywood fiction, and as the world has seen it's no longer the case. The escalation of challenges that countries and governments are facing is real and the importance of a certification bodies like EC Council is to address the gaps that exist in these spaces.

So EC Council has got multiple certifications like the Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator, the License Penetration Testing Certifications. All of these credentials are meant to create cyber-security professionals that are actually out there to defend institutions, to defend organizations and to defend governments across the world.


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