EC–Council Partners with U.S. Cyber Challenge to Sponsor National Cyber Quests Fall 2011Competition

EC-Council to Provide Training and Other Support to Winners of Online Cyber Security Contest

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East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 23, 2011

The U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) today announced that the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) has agreed to sponsor awards for the top three winners of the Cyber Quests Fall 2011 competition. Cyber Quests is a national online competition allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security disciplines.

The Quest features a quiz designed for an intermediate skill level and is based upon a network packet capture file that participants must analyze to identify and interpret various types of network and web application attacks. Winners will be determined based on who achieves the highest quiz score in the shortest amount of time. Registration is open through September 8.

EC-Council is sponsoring prizes for the first, second and third place winners that include EC-Council’s flagship Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v7 training, Security+ training by Element K, official courseware, exam vouchers and passes for Hacker Halted, TakeDownCon and CAST cyber security conferences. EC-Council will also grant the first place winner with an automatic entry into the Global CyberLympics competition, an international team ethical hacking championship.

“We are tremendously grateful to the EC-Council for providing this support, which helps encourage the best and brightest to compete and enables further educational opportunities for the winners,” said Karen S. Evans, U.S. Cyber Challenge National Director.

“EC-Council is proud to support the mission of the USCC Cyber Quests Competition to create the next generation of cyber warriors and we are happy to award the winners with cybersecurity education to help them take the next step in their security careers,” said Jay Bavisi,Co-Founder and President of EC-Council.

USCC conducted its most recent Cyber Quests in April, with more than 800 students across 49 states and 400 schools participating. The Cyber Quests are part of several initiatives underway through USCC, which conducts national competitions and camps that enable individuals to develop their skills, gain access to advanced training, and achieve recognition with scholarships, internships and jobs.

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL:
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. EC-Council’s certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information about EC-Council visit http://www.eccouncil.org.

About U.S. Cyber Challenge:
The mission of the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC), a division of the Center for Internet Security, is to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by identifying, recruiting and placing the next generation of cyber security professionals. USCC's goal is to find 10,000 of America's best and brightest to fill the ranks of cyber security professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation.
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