EC-Council and Firebrand Training have teamed-up to offer a webinar that teaches you how to become an ethical hacker. With the rate of cyber attacks doubling every year, IT security has become a valuable profession. Many in the role of Ethical Hacker now demand a six-figure salary.
The UK Government recently raised the threat-level of attacks on computer networks to ‘Tier One’ – the highest ranking possible. Testament to this, in a month of extreme spending cuts, the Government is to boost the Intelligence Services’ budget by £1billion, solely to tackle cyber terrorism.
The United States Department of Defence has endorsed EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking course to equip its cyber-defenders across the United States for the attack on cyber crime. Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, explains: “From emerging markets to developed economies, governments and organizations are spending a whole lot more to train their citizens and workers so as to build sufficient capacity of information security workforce to meet increasing needs.”
Firebrand Training delivers EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker course across Europe. Robert Chapman, CEO, explains: “Firebrand has trained hundreds of Ethical Hackers over the past decade. However, major companies – and indeed individuals – still refuse to see the very real threat of cyber criminals.
“Cyber crime is a time bomb, ticking towards a very real issue that could cause significant impact to millions.”
The three-hour webinar will highlight the latest security threats, and explain how businesses – and public bodies – can beat them. The technologies, tools and programs used by today’s hackers will be scrutinised, and it will be explained how these can be used to beat cyber criminals at their own game.
This is just a taste of the five-day course offered by EC-Council and Firebrand. In fact, the tools learned on the full Certified Ethical Hacking course are so powerful, that every student must sign an agreement to ensure that they are not used illegally.
Jay Bavisi concluded: “The recent Stuxnet incident serves a grim reminder to governments and businesses globally. There are powers out there that are building their arsenal of cyber-weapons that can bring whole industries – if not countries – to their knees.”