Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
EC-Council, the leader in IT Security Certifications, has appointed Advanced Security by the Academy of Computer Education (ACE) to host the EC-Council Summit in Washington DC from March 19-21st at ACEs Greenbelt, Maryland location. The EC-Council Summit (formerly known as CAST Summit) is designed to equip security professionals with the skills and knowledge surrounding the ever-evolving information security landscape.
Those who attend the Summit will get to partake in highly technical and advanced training workshops led by subject matter experts and industry practitioners, covering essential security topics. Unlike other training events where students are rushed through short presentations, the EC-Council Summit provides a unique opportunity to be immersed in key subject areas, with comprehensive training modules and a heavy focus on hands-on technical training and hacking labs, taught by industry leading experts.
The need for having a highly-skilled information security team has never been greater. In recent years, organizations have neglected to adequately make network security a priority which has left them exposed to costly and damaging attacks by hackers and hacktivists, says Jay Bavisi, President and Co-Founder of EC-Council, The EC-Council Summit aims to educate participants on the most advanced techniques to defend against cyber crime and security breaches. It will equip them with the tools necessary to think more aggressively, by integrating offensive strategies into their defensive planning.
The goal of EC-Council Summit is to prepare security professionals, such as penetration testers and network security administrators, to use advanced hacking techniques in order to better identify and prevent threats before they impact a company or organization. Participants will walk away with a firm grasp of offensive security strategies and techniques, industry best practices, how to develop a secure baseline, how to harden enterprise architectures from the most advanced attacks, and how to reduce the capabilities of advanced penetration threats.
In an effort to prepare the nations information security professionals to defend against cyber crime and security breaches through training and certification, EC-Council has developed a series of information security events for 2012. The Summit is the first in the lineup of the high profile events and will be hosted by the Academy of Computer Education (ACE). ACE was awarded EC-Councils 2011 Award Winner for the Best Performing Accredited Training Center.
The classes featured during the event will include:
Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) v7 by Anthony Williams. The Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Version 7 is the top hacking certification for entry to mid-level hackers, security professionals and penetration testers. C|EH teaches students the fundamentals of penetration testing and exploitation. Using open source tools and manual processes, this training will equip students with the best tools to discover network vulnerabilities and prevent devastating attacks.
CAST 611: Advanced Penetration Testing (APT) by Joe McCray. This advanced penetration testing course is recommended for anyone who has been through the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) course or has equivalent experience. The APT class teaches students to penetrate virtually any network, on any security hardware budget, no matter how heavily guarded.
The EC-Council Summit will be held at the Greenbelt Maryland facility of the Academy of Computer Education. This training center is located just off of the DC beltway exit 23 and is less than