IMPACT Receives US$ 1 Million Scholarship Award from EC-Council

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The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) has awarded the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) with a US$ 1 million scholarship.

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) has awarded the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) with a US$ 1 million scholarship.

IMPACT Chairman, Mohd Noor Amin said the scholarship from EC-Council supports IMPACT's agenda to enable private and public sectors to collectively take a global leadership role in the interest of their national cybersecurity.

"IMPACT will make use of the scholarship award to provide grants to partner countries, especially from the developing nations. The fund will enable interested parties, to attend briefings and courses that will equip them with invaluable exposure and privileged sector insights on the latest trends, potential threats and emerging technologies on cybersecurity," Amin added.

According to Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, "Cyber threats today are no longer confined to the security stature of the country but also affects the economical well being of developing nations. EC-Council strives to provide a platform for the attainment of knowledge regardless of certification affiliation and aims to support national and global security measures on combating cyber crime and cyber terrorism," he explained.

"IMPACT is the ideal recipient of the scholarship given its capacity to coordinate training for individuals from its partner countries that facilitate the building of international capability for securing vital infrastructure, threat mitigation and responding to unauthorized or unlawful electronic activity." Bavisi concluded.

As a politically neutral international organisation, IMPACT provides the perfect platform for this scholarship fund, as it brings together the knowledge base from governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community's capacity to prevent, defend against and respond to cyber threats.

IMPACT's key industry partners have committed the time and expertise of their Chief Technology Officers in unique high-level IMPACT programmes to keep governments abreast of present and future cyber threats. This intelligence capability is backed by billions of dollars annually in R&D.

As a global, non-profit organisation IMPACT has received generous funding from leading information security training providers. The allotment enable IMPACT to offer highly sought after training courses, either in person or online, to representatives from any one of its partner countries.

About IMPACT
The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the first comprehensive global alliance addressing cyber threats. IMPACT is strategically positioned as a politically neutral platform, bringing together governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community's capabilities in preventing, defending against, and responding to cyber threats. IMPACT provides a forum for all partner countries to collectively play a leadership role in the interest of national cybersecurity. Located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, IMPACT's Global HQ is the physical and operational home of ITU's Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). This landmark collaboration gives ITU's 191 member states access to IMPACT's expertise, facilities and resources, enabling them to effectively address the world's most serious cyber threats. For more information, please refer to http://www.impact-alliance.org.

About The EC-Council
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analysts (E|CSA)/ License Penetration Tester (L|PT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

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