Thursday, March 19, 2009

EC-Council announces a US$100,000 allocation toward an Information Security scholarship fund through EC-Council| Secure Aid™

| Brett D. Arion |
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SecureAid site:


EC-Council| Secure Aid™ the brainchild of EC-Council, strives to provide a platform for the attainment of knowledge regardless of certification affiliation and aims to support national and global security measures on combating cyber crime and cyber terrorism. EC-Council welcomes outstanding individuals who have contributed meaningfully in the IT Security domain and possess the desire to update their information security certification skills to apply for EC-Council’s scholarship. We hope to alleviate the pain of some information security professionals that have been affected by the global economic crisis and at the same time, we hope to empower the information security community and the world at large to fight cyber crime and cyber warfare.

We are proud to be vendor neutral and independent in our pursuit of empowering knowledge seekers to uphold the sanctity of their information security assets and in ensuring that every certified professional upholds the best practices in penetration testing and be in the forefront of the industry’s compliant requirements.

Therefore, EC-Council pursues with vigor the following objectives:

  • To serve our community by remaining a vendor neutral information security certification body and education provider
  • To foster excellent research skills in the field of information security
  • To encourage the development of ethical behavior within our certified community
  • To sustain creativity in implementing, managing and solving IT security related issues

Scope of Scholarship

Enrolment in the following choice of courses:

1. EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH);

2. EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI);

3. EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA);

4. Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT);

5. EC-Council Certified Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP)

Total of 40 full and partial scholarships available totaling US$100,000

Successful candidates shall be entitled to full or partial training fees and exam voucher waiver for year 2009/2010 excluding courseware. Please click HERE for details on tuition and related fees

Duration of courses offered – 5 day live, online, instructor led training. The courses are all approximately 36 instruction hours in length delivered either in four hour time blocks, twice a week in the evening for 5 weeks, or in 5 consecutive days in 8 hour time blocks

Courses to be administered through EC-Council’s iClass (Live, Online, Instructor-led)"

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