EC-Council’s Academia 2.0 Partner, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, has successfully completed its first training of the Certified Ethical Hacker program. The first batch of students were awarded the C|EH credentials at their premises in Singapore on 29th March 2019. The students were excited and honoured to become certified cybersecurity professionals from industry’s leading credentialing body – EC-Council.
Singapore has recently found themselves victim to large cyberattacks, including a breach that involved over 800,000 blood donor details, including blood type, height, and weight. Other data breaches in the past year alone include a data breach of 14,200 HIV patients and the largest data breach that Singapore has seen, where 1.5 million people’s data was stolen from the SingHealth healthcare group.
“Ethical hacking is one of the fastest growing professions and there is ample requirement for ethical hackers worldwide. Ethical hackers can help create a stronger cybersecurity defense for organizations and institutions,” says Jay Bavisi, President of the EC-Council Group, “Leading job portals like Indeed, Glassdoor, or Monster, are a testament to the thousands of opportunities for ethical hackers. EC-Council, with Academia partners, are doing their best to fill these gaps through cybersecurity programs like the C|EH.”
To become a C|EH one should follow a multi-step process. Interested candidates must have either vendor certification or experience in networking environment. The candidates then go through the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker boot-camp training, which Wesley Alvarez, Director of Academics defines as “five days of sheer hell.” The program is followed by a four-hour exam and on successful completion, the students are awarded the credential.
EC-Council Academia is a branding of academic content and ancillaries with the most modern platforms, techniques, and challenges. Recognized educational universities and institutions across the world joined EC-Council as Academia Partner to provide EC-Council programs as part of their academic curriculum as an opportunity for students to excel in their academic career. The certifications help students achieve that extra mile that they must attain separately after their academic training, thereby saving time and efforts.
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.
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About Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Ngee Ann Polytechnic is more than 5-decade old institution which offers exclusive training in languages, commerce and technology. They uphold 44 full-time diploma courses and three common entry programs through nine academic schools and various part-time programs for adult learners. The institution offers value-driven education and aims to stand ahead in cybersecurity training in Singapore. With the same intention, Ngee Ann Polytechnic has become the Academia Partner of EC-Council and is now successfully imparting the cybersecurity training at their premises.