Acquisition helps EC-Council enter the $1.5 Billion Cyber Security solutions market
Hong Kong– April 01, 2019 – EC-Council, world’s leading cybersecurity certification body, announced today the completed acquisition of OhPhish Technologies Pvt Ltd. through its subsidiary Shield Alliance International Ltd for an undisclosed amount.
OhPhish is a startup in Cyber Security solutions space and is based out of New Delhi, India. Their flagship product ‘OhPhish’ is a solution in security awareness space that helps organizations reduce their exposure to cyber risks by strengthening their first line of defence (people). Unique features of OhPhish include phishing, SMiShing and vishing simulations in a single platform which is integrated with eLearning and Gamification modules in a learning management system to help organizations improve their security awareness training. The solution has both a cloud as well as an on-premise version.
OhPhish was founded in September 2017 and its platform is used by clients for driving awareness amongst their employees against social engineering and other Cyber Security threats. In addition to carrying out simulations of possible Phishing attacks, the platform carries out SMiShing and Vishing attack simulations as well. More advanced scenarios involving combination of Phishing and Vishing are also delivered using the platform. The solution is currently being used to deliver services to companies including leading consulting firms, non-banking financial corporations, business conglomerates, pharmaceutical companies, stock broking firms and a stock exchange as well. These clients are based out of countries like US, Malaysia, China (Hong Kong), India, etc.
“OhPhish has always had one goal in mind: to develop effective yet simple (to use) cyber security products for the world,” said Aditya Bhardwaj, the co-founder of OhPhish. “In joining the EC-Council group, we are excited to have a very capable global partner that will help us fuel our growth and help us scale faster as we look to serve many more enterprises around the globe.”
“We believe that the acquisition of OhPhish Technologies will help us serve our customers better and their expertise in the automated attack simulations space will greatly contribute towards diversifying our product and services range to serve our clients through our global channel of partners” said Jay Bavisi, President and CEO of EC-Council.
EC-Council is committed to helping their customers defend against the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape with experienced and specialized information security skills, solutions and methodologies. By combining EC-Council’s vast knowledge in cybersecurity and OhPhish’ innovative technology, organizations will gain better insights into their employees’ susceptibility to real-life phishing attacks. OhPhish Technologies’ platform is designed to capture the response trend (on a real time basis) and connect failing employees to EC-Council’s interactive follow-up trainings.
“Security awareness is one of the fastest growing markets, but it is also the one driven by innovation. There is a huge demand of security awareness solutions that are automated, scalable and effective. OhPhish through its simulation, LMS and gamification modules gives users a learning experience that is interactive and fun” said Maninder Pal Singh, CEO – Shield Alliance International Ltd.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), 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 (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), 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 US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see https://www.eccouncil.org.
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