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EC-Council partners with Australian college to train info security professionals

AvantiKumar | Sept. 25, 2012
Petersham College will be the first Australian university to run EC-Council certified hacker and forensic investigation certificate programmes, says Malaysia-based MD of EC-Council.

Wilson Wong - EC Council

PHOTO - Wilson Wong, MD, EC-Council Academy.


Training programme provider EC-Council has partnered with Australia's Petersham TAFE, Sydney Institute, which will run certified hacker and forensic investigation for future information service professionals.

Speaking on 21 September, EC-Council's Malaysia-based managing director Wilson Wong said Petersham College in Sydney would be offering EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigation (CHFI) programmes.

"There's a high demand for information security experts in today's workplace," said Wong. "As people become more reliant on technologies, organisations struggle to keep their company and customers safe from cyber criminals. The global job demand for this sector is unlikely to slow down in the foreseeable future."

"The courses fit well with our Network Security Advanced Diploma programme and the TAFE Degree programme," said Petersham TAFE, Sydney Institute's head teacher, information technology, Bala Subra. "The students love the Ethical Hacker (CEH) modules since it focuses on technologies & strategies used by hackers. There is a popular demand for CEH and CHFI training due to the high importance of computer security now and in the future."

"While the concept of information and cyber security is not new, many fail to understand the complex systems, technologies and concepts behind it. These training programmes are designed by leading information security experts," said Subra.

EC-Council's Wong said the courses are vendor neutral and are structured to provide students with core knowledge and skills to identify network vulnerabilities and weaknesses, allowing them to put in place counter measures for optimum information security. Such training and certifications will help budding information security professional stay competitive among their peers.

According to Frost & Sullivan, there is an estimate of 2.28 million information security professionals worldwide. The figure expected to see a 13.2 percent growth rate by 2015, he added.

EC-Council Academy, which also hosts the annual Hacker Halted Asia Pacific event, was established in 2000.


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