Deloitte Romania and EC-Council Partner to Bring Cybersecurity Education to the Region
13 June 2018
Deloitte Romania has now partnered with EC-Council in their efforts to create cybersecurity professionals from various organisations and sectors through the coveted, ANSI 17024 and GCHQ accredited, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI) programs.
“Deloitte Romania believes that constant change is the new norm for today’s businesses and in this changing environment, one has to be ready to act at a moment’s notice. That is why, in an effort to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce in Romania and Central Europe through accredited programmes like the CEH, we eagerly welcome this partnership with EC-Council,” said George Daniliuc, Manager for Deloitte Cyber Academy, Romania.
A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The C|EH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
“Cybersecurity is a major strategic risk for any individuals. We live in a rapidly advancing world, where progress in technology often outpaces the speed at which we come to terms with it. In such a chaos, quality skill-based certifications can offer stability. We are optimistic that this partnership with Deloitte Romania will help future and current cybersecurity professionals fight prevailing cyber threats that they face on a daily basis,” said Jay Bavisi, President of the EC-Council Group.
Added Andrei Ionescu, Risk Advisory Partner Deloitte Romania: “Deloitte has been focusing on cyber security for over 20 years through constant innovation and through partnerships with relevant organizations and has a proven track record in this area confirmed both by clients and global research companies such as Gartner, Forrester or IDC. Deloitte Cyber Academy appeared as we became more and more aware of the fact that education lies at the core of any organization’s culture and is a condition for growth, therefore we are investing continuously and allocate solid resources in this direction”.
The goal of this course is to help professionals master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situation. With this credential, professionals will be able to walk out the door with ethical hacking skills that are in high demand, as well as the internationally recognised Certified Ethical Hacker certification.
About Deloitte Romania
Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in Romania providing, in cooperation with Reff & Associates, services in audit, tax, legal, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, business processes and technology services and other related services with more than 1100 professionals. Please see www.deloitte.com/ro/about to learn more about our global network of member firms.
About Deloitte Cyber Academy
Deloitte Academy has the mission to train specialists and experts in area such as: Cyber Security, Privacy, Audit, Tax, Legal, Consulting. Our role is to promote and increase level of knowledge and expertise among our customers and partners, respond to current market needs and anticipate future needs. All Deloitte Academy instructors are, above all, practitioners in the field they teach, sharing the experience and knowledge they have gained in the projects they were part of.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the U.S. and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see http://www.eccouncil.org
About EC-Council Programmes
EC-Council has certified over 200,000 security professionals. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organisations, militaries and governing bodies around the world. Many of these certifications are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and the UK’s GCHQ. Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570 making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).