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EC-Council and (ISC)²® Collaborate to Promote IT Security Education and Best Practices
[April 18, 2011]

EC-Council and (ISC)²® Collaborate to Promote IT Security Education and Best Practices

VIENNA, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council (News - Alert)), an industry leader and innovator in cybersecurity and e-commerce, today announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with (ISC)², the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers and administrators of the CISSP®.

EC-Council and (ISC)² have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") that allows the organizations to collaborate to deliver programs, events and initiatives that will benefit the memberships of both organizations and the information security profession at large. The MOU outlines joint activities designed to meet the demand for properly trained IT security professionals, including speaking opportunities, reporting of continuing education credits, and conducting sponsored education events.

EC-Council and (ISC)² share a common goal of educating and certifying the professionals who will become the IT security leaders of tomorrow, and their agreement pinpoints several areas in which their mutual attention can be applied to nurturing the information security workforce. The organizations will work together to promote a common security management message, whether it be to information security professionals, the public, legislators, or any affected government agencies.

"I am very excited and proud to align with a globl organization, like ours, who is committed to the betterment of the IT security community," says Mr. Jay Bavisi, president of EC-Council. He continues to say that "Never before has such an exciting, innovative, dynamic and visionary relationship evolved. Through our admiration for each other as leaders in the field of IT security, we have created a strong, forward thinking, and vibrant community of specialists who can represent the concerns and needs of the professional community."

Mr. W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, executive director of (ISC)², adds that "A formidable force in the industry in the form of alliances such as this one is critical to the future of information security. We are very pleased to add EC-Council to our community through such collaborative arrangements. They are an organization growing very quickly in the security space, and we believe that together, we can have a measurable impact on the development and education of the information security workforce."

About EC-Council:

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (News - Alert) (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at

About (ISC)²:

(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with more than 77,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²'s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC (News - Alert) Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at

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