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Friday, 26 May 2017

Latest EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP) v3 certification launched


EC-Council today announced the launch of the latest version of the EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP) certification, designed to build the critical skills your organisation needs to continue running following a disaster.


Earlier today, EC-Council COO, Sean Lim, announced the launch of the EDRP v3 certification. During a live presentation, Sean outlined exciting updates to the EDRP which resulted in a complete overhaul of the credential, bringing it right up to date.


Why you need disaster recovery skills


The need for disaster recovery skills within your organisation is critical to the continued functioning of your business following a disaster. Organisations lacking a disaster recovery and business continuity plan risk significant financial losses, reputational damage and complete business failure in severe circumstances.

The threat is very real. Statistics from FEMA - a US Department of Defence organisation - report almost 75% of organisations without a business continuity plan fail within 3 years of a disaster. Of these businesses, between 40-60% never reopened their doors immediately following the disaster.


Disaster recovery is a growing industry


Unfortunately for you, disaster events are on the rise. In fact, the disaster recover industry is expected to grow to almost seven times its current size - from $1.6 billion in 2016 to $11.1 billion by 2021. This come as no surprise considering that more than half of companies (54%) have reported a downtime event that lasted more than 8 hours in the past five years (State of Disaster Recovery 2016 – Zetta).


State of Disaster Recovery 2016 Infographic - Zetta


Two thirds of these organisations went on to report that they would lose upwards of $20,000/day for every day of downtime. Consider the revenue your business generates per day and imagine how losing your website and phone systems could impact that. This is an increasingly likely scenario - 34% of organisations reported downtime caused by a malware attack. 

Despite these shocking statistics, 2 in 5 companies still do not have a documented disaster recovery plan, and only 40% of these organisations test them once a year.

Can your business afford not to be prepared?


How the EDRP certification protects you


The EDRP course focuses on developing the skills you need to prevent - and recover from - disasters affecting an enterprise scale organisation. These skills could mean the difference between business recovery and business ruin.

This purpose-built course will teach you to identify vulnerabilities and construct the countermeasures required to prevent and mitigate failure risks within your organisation. 

You’ll develop a foundation in core disaster recovery principles, including preparation of a disaster recovery (DR) plan, risk assessment, policy and procedures development and implementation of the DR plan to recover from disaster – should the worst happen.

EDRP v3 has been completely redesigned to align to the latest job task analysis and market research with key additions including:

  • New curriculum focused on business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Meeting regulatory compliance for standards including ISO 31000, ISO 22301, ISO 22313, NFPA 1600 and many more along the NICE Framework
  • Cloud-based virtual labs to simulate business continuity / disaster recover techniques in real time
  • Bridging the gap between business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Updated exams to validate both knowledge and practical skills across business continuity and disaster recovery

The course syllabus covers:

  1. An introduction to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  2. Business Continuity Management
  3. Risk Assessment
  4. Business Impact Analysis
  5. Business Continuity Plan
Developing the skills to:


  • Design a business continuity management framework
  • Create a risk assessment report
  • Create a business impact analysis report
  • Create a business continuity strategy

Want a detailed look at the new curriculum? Take a look at this page for more in-depth knowledge of the EDRP certification.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

How the new Sony hack proves security isn’t taken seriously


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Sony Pictures was crippled this week when cybercriminals forced the shutdown of their internal systems.

Imagine getting into work on Monday morning, booting-up your PC and being greeted with this:


It feels like something out of a cheesy 90’s spy-thriller but this is the reality that Sony Pictures employees had to deal with on Monday…and are still dealing with 4 days later.

Yes, Sony’s internal network had become the next victim of cybercrime in this recent spate of hacking. It’s a clear message for organisations: invest in your cybersecurity or this could happen to you.

Warning messages threatening to release data ‘secrets’, if undisclosed demands were not met, appeared on all internal computers, preventing login. The message also displayed ‘#GOP’ – pointing to a group named Guardians of Peace.

As of Thursday morning, the network remains down on many Sony offices and according to information reportedly shared by employees, it could be down for weeks.

Hackers also targeted Twitter accounts associated with Sony Pictures, leaving the same message and calling out Sony Pictures CEO:
























You, the criminals including Michael Lynton will surely go to hell. Nobody can help you.

If that wasn’t enough, the digital image also showed Michael Lynton’s head, edited into some form of Night Of The Living Dead landscape. These hackers clearly want to capitalise on the fear they can strike into the world’s biggest businesses.

One reddit user, posted a copy of a message allegedly displayed on the hacked network. The redditor explained, “I used to work for Sony Pictures. My friend still works there and sent me this. It's on every computer all over Sony Pictures nationwide.”

The post explained how the public could gain access to the 217.6mb .ZIP file, allegedly containing lists pulled from the organisations internal network.: “These two files are the lists of secret data we have acquired from SPE,” and that “Anyone who needs the data, send an email titled To the Guardians of Peace to the following email addresses.” A list of e-mail addresses attached to anonymous email services like Yopmail and Disgard.email followed.

Reddit users jumped at the opportunity to scour the allegedly leaked filed. A thread on the breach claims that the .ZIP file contains passwords of Sony employees, copies of passports of actors associated with Sony films and masses of Outlook archival data.

How Sony responded

In the typical damage-mitigating style of big companies experiencing big problems, Sony issued a statement saying the firm is investigating the ‘IT matter.’
Well that’s a relief.

Hack me once, shame on you

Sony is no stranger to being hacked. The infamous PlayStation Network hack of 2011, in which 77 million personal details were stolen, resulted in complete outage of the service for 24 days.
At the time it was one of the largest data breaches in history and remains a black mark on the Japanese company’s reputation.

As recently as August 2014 we watched as another major attack, once again, befell the PlayStation network. The service was forced offline once more, though this time for a single day.

Could your business survive a hacking attack?

Clearly, Sony has failed to invest sufficiently in their cybersecurity and organisations must learn from their costly mistakes.

Organisations need to begin investing in professionals with the skills necessary to prevent intrusions like Sony’s from ever happening.

Qualifications like EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) are valuable to keep organisations secure. By employing or training professionals and helping them to achieve certifications like the CEH, businesses can proactively defend and prevent these crippling attacks.

Ethical hackers can conduct staged penetration tests against your business – will your defences hold up against a real hacker? Either way, you’ll get real insight into how you can improve your security and protect your organisations valuable data. After all, the techniques that Ethical hackers use are identical to those employed by cybercriminals.

The need for certified ethical hackers is real and with every data breach this point is hammered home.
20% of small and medium sized businesses have been targeted by cybercriminals in the past year, costing the global economy $500 billion annually. And it’s getting worse: reports already predict an increase in cybercrime next year.

In fact, with more advanced hacking tools, we can expect more targeted attacks on businesses small and large.

Sony’s latest breach is a strong message to businesses: invest in cybersecurity or face the consequences.  

About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Hacker Halted 2012 | Information Security Conference

Hacker Halted 2012

Hacker Halted is an Information Security Conference presented by EC-Council. It puts together the world’s top information security experts in order to raise awareness towards increased ethics and education in IT security.

This years conference will take place on the 25th to the 31st of October at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida. The conference is looking to be one of the best information security conferences of the year. The Keynote speakers include:

·         Winn Schwartau (Top expert on security, privacy, infowar, and cyber-terrorism)
·         Richard Thieme (Acclaimed Infosec speaker and author)
·         Philippe Courtot (Chairman - Qualys)
·         Matt Watchinkski (Expert vulnerability researcher)
·         Jeremiah Grossman (CTO - WhiteHat Security)
·         Jeff Bardin (Renowned Cyber Jihad expert)
·         Jack Daniel (Expert on network security)
·         Among many others…

“This event will feature presentations that revolve around topics into various security issues plaguing the world today. In addition to highlighting current digital security threats, renowned speakers and industry experts will also discuss the various means of protection and countermeasures in dealing with these threats. This global conference is the perfect platform for information security professionals to enhance knowledge and exchange views, as well as network with other security professionals.” 
 - EC-Council.

The event is now on its 14th year and in addition to the conference, it holds workshops and training programs led by the EC-Council trainers. Among the courses will be the well-known CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) course, and many other Infosec and advanced security training courses led by world class instructors.

EC-Council is also offering a free iPad3 to all conference or academy registrants. Click here for information on this amazing offer: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012/Registration.aspx

Register here: http://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?461523

Hacker Halted 2012


Friday, 17 August 2012

EC-Council launch CEHv7 Core Concepts


CEHv7
EC-Council launched its latest online resource today, the CEHv7 Core Concepts which available free for CEH students. Click HERE to find out more on what CEHv7 Core Concepts is and how to access them. EC-Council states that “Core Concepts make CEHv7 an even more powerful training and certification proposition!”

In order for students to receive their digital copy of CEHv7 Core Concepts, they must complete the EC-Council Online Course Evaluation (www.eccouncil.org/eval) and opt “YES” when asked if they want to receive CEHv7 Core Concepts.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

$17,000 Ethical Hacking Scholarship



A full scholarship is being offered by EC-Council University for its MSS (Master of Security Science) Program. The program prepares students for leadership positions in the cyber security industry offers detailed instructions in ethical hacking, disaster recovery, digital forensics, network, security organizational structure and behaviour and communication.

The scholarship offers $17,000 and covers tuition and fees for the MSS program.

For more information on the Ethical Hacking Scholarship go to http://www.eccuni.us. Applicants must send all necessary material before September 1, 2012. The winner will be announced before the 1st of October 2012. Apply here: 
http://www.eccuni.us/HackingScholarship.aspx