EC-Council's CISO Certification Prepares Executives for Information Security's Most Challenging Job

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The recent spike in security breaches and complex risk landscape have presented significant challenges for the Information Security (IS) industry. The key to protecting sensitive data and preventing disastrous security breaches is having an effective Chief Information Security Officer to lead a high performing information security program. EC-Council's Chief Information Security Officer Certification Program (C|CISO) equips today's IS leaders with the tools to be the best guardians of their organization's digital assets.

February 15, 2012, Albuquerque, NM- In recent years the information security (IS) industry has faced an unprecedented amount of risk and challenges. The escalating popularity of mobile and wireless devices, cloud computing, and employee's ability to BYOB (Bring Your Own Device) to the workplace have left organizations vulnerable to costly and devastating cyber attacks. Experts cite the key to effectively protecting an organization's digital assets is to employ a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who will lead a high performing IS program. EC-Council introduced C|CISO to address the growing need for executive IS leadership.

EC-Council's CISO Certification is the first of its kind to recognize an individual's accumulated skills in developing and executing an IS management strategy that aligns with the organization's goals. The certification provides a balance of technical knowledge grounded in the organization's operations and objectives.

According to Jay Bavisi, President and Co-Founder of EC-Council, "C|CISO is a unique designation that has been designed in cooperation with industry leaders to identify a solid blend of functional and executive IT job roles and skill requirements."

The global need for highly qualified executive IS leadership is reflected in the certification's growing list of applicants. C|CISO has certified individuals in all 7 continents and over 17 countries. Qualified professionals come from the government, private, public, and educational sectors and include industry-leading companies such as: Hewlett Packard, Dell, Dow Jones, Lockheed Martin, AMTRAK, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Wells Fargo, and the US Navy.

"I highly recommend the C|CISO certification to complete one's professional status and credentials in the field of Information Security. EC-Council has come up with yet another innovative offering in the credentialing arena that simply cannot be overlooked." Said Ron Baklarz, Chief Information Security Officer for AMTRAK.

EC-Council is dedicated to meeting the needs of the information security field by providing the highest quality of education through its certification programs. Executive IS leaders who are Interested in C|CISO can take advantage of a Grandfather Provision until September 2012. The Grandfather Provision is open to highly-skilled and experienced professionals who can demonstrate and prove proficiency in the 5 C|CISO domains. For more information about C|CISO, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso

Contact:

Marissa Easter Marketing Communications Specialist ([email protected])

About EC-Council's Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) Certification:

C|CISO is the first certification of its kind to equip Information Assurance leaders with the most effective toolset to defend organizations from cyber attacks. It recognizes an individual's accumulated skills in developing and executing an information security management strategy in alignment with organization goals. Applicants can take advantage of the Grandfather Provision until September 2012. The Grandfather Provision is open to highly-skilled and experienced professionals who can demonstrate and prove proficiency in the 5 C|CISO domains. For more information about C|CISO, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso

About EC-Council:

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. EC-Council's certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences.

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