EC-Council Foundation Introduces UConn School of Business as the Presenting Partner for TakeDownCon: Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Conference, June 13-14, 2016

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TakeDownCon offers IT security professionals affordable access to training, two days of briefs, and the Chief Information Security Officer Summit.

TAKEDOWNCON: UCONN 2016!

TAKEDOWNCON: UCONN 2016! TakeDownCon is a highly technical forum that focuses on the latest vulnerabilities, the most potent exploits, and the current security threats. The best and the brightest in t

The partnership includes the use of the UConn Stamford campus to deliver ... two days of presentations from renowned security experts, networking and information sharing with some of the top industry leaders, and a CISO Summit for high-level executives.

EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit sister organization of the creators of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council, announce the University of Connecticut School of Business through their Connecticut Information Technology Institute as the presenting partner for the first hacking and offensive cyber security conference in the constitution state, Connecticut.

The partnership includes the use of the UConn Stamford campus to deliver a comprehensive analysis of cyber security through two days of presentations from renowned security experts, networking and information sharing with some of the top industry leaders, and a CISO Summit for high-level executives. This event will connect more than 250 IT professionals interested in hearing about the latest threats in cyber security, gain a better understanding of the minds and motives of hackers, and learn how to effectively defend against cyber attacks.

“At UConn’s Connecticut Information Technology Institute in Stamford, we have a commitment to prepare our corporate and institutional communities for success in today’s evolving IT environment,” says John Elliott, dean of UConn’s School of Business. “We strive to bring the best education, professional development and solutions to our information technology community.”

The partnership will unite the two brands with thought leaders and decision makers from the public, private, defense, law enforcement, and intelligence sectors who want to learn about and discuss some of the key security challenges which face our digitally connected nation.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome UConn’s Connecticut Information Technology Institute as the presenting partner for TakeDownCon,” said Eric Lopez, Senior Director of EC-Council. “TakeDownCon is more than an event – it’s a necessity based on current and constant threats of our technologically dependent society. Together we will educate and inspire a new community of cyber security professionals.”

Live, instructor-led training in the industry-leading EC-Council suite of certifications, including their flagship Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Hacking Forensics Instructor, Computer Security Analyst, and Licensed Penetration Tester, and Certified Chief Information Security Officer will also be available prior to the conference.

CISOs and other Information Security Executives are encouraged to participate in the CISO Summit that is running concurrently with TakeDownCon on June 13. These closed-door meetings give C level executives the opportunity to discuss current IS challenges, best practices, and network with their peers.

To learn more about TakeDownCon UCONN and register for the event visit: http://www.takedowncon.com/2016/UCONN.

About TakeDownCon:

TakeDownCon is a highly technical forum that focuses on the latest vulnerabilities, the most potent exploits, and the current security threats. World-class industry insiders come to share their knowledge, giving delegates the opportunity to learn about the industry’s most important issues. With two days and two dynamic tracks, delegates will spend Day 1 on the Attack, learning how even the most protected systems can be breached. Day 2 is dedicated to Defense, and delegates will learn if their defense mechanisms are on par to thwart nefarious and persistent attacks. TakeDownCon provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors

About UConn School of Business:

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut (UConn) is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and is one of the top 20 public universities in the nation. One of 14 schools and colleges, the UConn School of Business was established in 1941 and has evolved into an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. The School of Business operates in four campuses—Storrs, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury—offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, as well as customized education and outreach services to the corporate community. Supporting the business school’s mission, the Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) provides a variety of IT training solutions, education and professional development, specializing in the areas of project management, information technology, office productivity, and visual arts. UConn’s business school is ranked among the nation’s Top 25 public institutions by CEO Magazine, Financial Times, Military Times, and U.S. News & World Report, and has been fully accredited internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1958.

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