Global IT Security Certification Company Announces Launch of New Cutting Edge Encryption Certification Program

The leader in information security certification, EC-Council, is announcing a new program to certify students in cryptography.

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Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

EC-Council, the creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) IT security certification, releases a new certification program entitled “EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist (ECES).”

The new ECES is a comprehensive certification program designed to equipping IT Security Professionals with the requisite skills to understand and implement cryptography. Furthermore, the information presented in the ECES course offers a thorough overview of cryptography from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.

In recent years, companies have seen a rise in data and revenue loss due to malicious hackers. Companies such as RSA, LinkedIn, iPhone, and Sony (through their PS3 game console), have all been directly affected by these attacks. The result is a correlating rise in the demand for encryption software and training.

Some key elements of the new ECES course’s robust content include:

  •     Thorough coverage of all major modern cryptographic algorithms (3DES, AES, Blowfish, Serpent, RSA, ElGamal, Elliptic Curve, DSA, Diffie-Hellman, etc.)
  •     Thorough coverage of hashing concepts and specific algorithms (MD5, SHA, GOST, etc.)
  •     Practical coverage of applications of cryptography including VPNs, Digital Certificates, and more.

Forensics Elements include:

  •     Hands-on experience with steganography, including detecting steganography.
  •     An introduction to cryptanalysis.

“Until this release, there has not been razor focused commercial encryption certification program released by any major certification body, so today’s IT security professionals only encounter encryption or cryptography presented as a cursory topic in more general IT security courses such as CISSP and Security+.” Says Jay Bavisi, EC-Council President.

For more information regarding the EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist (ECES), please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-certified-encryption-specialist.

About 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. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) 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) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org.


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