New anti-cyber crime qualification launched

June 08, 2006   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Specialist cyber crime fighters SSRI, and their European partners, are launching training materials from The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council®) which prepare students to achieve Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) status. The ESCA qualification represents the next step for IT and information security professionals who have already achieved the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification.

“While CEH exposes the learner to hacking tools and technologies, ECSA takes it a step further by focusing on the analytical phase of ethical hacking, exploring how to analyse the outcome from these tools and technologies, and examining more technically advanced concepts and practices,” explained SSRI’s Rajive Kapoor. “Using the latest penetration testing methods and techniques, ECSA classes help students to perform the intensive assessments required to identify and mitigate risks to the security of the infrastructure.”

SSRI programmes are delivered via 38 delivery locations throughout Europe in association with its group of European partners including Training Camp, IT Security Training, Net security, BT Britannia and ASG training in the UK; New Horizons (locations in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Dortmund), Train & Consult, and Training Camp in Germany; Upgrade and GED Systemes in France; New Horizons and GKN in the Netherlands and Denmark.

According to Robert Chapman, founder and CEO of Training Camp, one of SSRI’s partners in delivering both CEH and ESCA training: “Most security certifications highlight the management or technical aspects of ethical hacking. However, the ECSA curriculum is designed so that professionals can detect the causes of security lapses and understand what implications they carry for management.

“The curriculum gives students the knowledge and tools to design, secure and test networks to identify and mitigate risks to infrastructure security – and so protect their organisation from the threats that hackers and crackers pose. ECSA certification training is an investment that all risk managers should make in their IT and information security staff,” Chapman added.

Those qualified to receive ECSA training, providing they already have CEH certification, are:
• System and Network Administrators
• Security and Firewall Administrators
• Security Engineers and Architects
• MIS Directors
• Professional Security Testers
• Chief Security Officers
• Professional Security Analysts
• Chief Intelligence Officers
• IT Auditors
• Security Analyst
• Risk Assessment Professionals
• Vulnerability Auditors

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About SSRI
SSRI has been formed as the master distributor in the UK and Europe for the products developed by the EC-Council – the international organisation driving standards and skills for e-Commerce Consultants.

The launch platform in the UK is the Licensed Penetration Tester programme that allows organisations to test their networks using the approaches and techniques that hackers would use. This program develops skills for Ethical Hacking, Forensics and Penetration Testing that will identify weaknesses and plug them – before malicious hackers get to them.

SSRI programmes are delivered via 38 delivery locations throughout Europe in association with its group of European partners including Training Camp, IT Security Training, Net security, BT Britannia and ASG training in the UK; New Horizons, Train & Consult, and Training Camp in Germany; Upgrade and GED Systemes in France; New Horizons and GKN in the Netherlands and Denmark.

About EC-Council
The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultant (EC-Council) has developed a certification program that combines relevant education with an examination assuring professional competency. The Internet's rapid evolution into electronic commerce and full-featured information delivery system has meant that IT professionals need a new range of skills.
The EC-Council has defined those skills in terms of internet security and this, in turn, means that organisations can use their firewalls, encryption and other security technologies to the maximum effect. These programs extend to website marketing, and other electronic commerce issues such as internet law, intellectual property rights, domain names, and copyright law.
EC-Council conferences allow professionals to work together to learn the latest news and counter-measures on security and network with other members from around the world.
The mission of the EC-Council is to:
• Foster professional standards
• Provide for communication among all E-commerce professionals, including corporate e-commerce consultants in government, business, and education, independent consultants, and aspiring e-commerce professionals such as students
• Provide for education through the development of curriculum, publishing of articles and books, professional papers, and the sponsoring of seminars and conferences
• Provide accreditation for E-Commerce certification and training programs

The EC-Council is a member-driven organisation whose members include practitioners from all levels of various fields and in a broad range of industries. Some of these members include Erik Laykin Pacific Rim, FBI/Infragard and Eric Yocam, Microsoft Corporation. The EC-Council also has had some high profile testimonials from Novell (Canada), the Ministry of Defence (UK), the Royal Navy (UK), the US Army (Germany), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia) and the National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait)

For further information, please contact:

SSRI
Contact name: Rajive Kapoor
Contact email: Rajivek@SSR-i.com
Contact telephone: 0845 430 9981
Contact mobile: 07973 114057

Web site: http://www.SSR-i.com

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