Persistent Threats to IT Security Go Up While Training Budgets Go Down - One Certification Company’s Push to Combat Shrinking Budgets

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EC-Council, creators of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) will be offering significant training discounts to the staff of Information Security Executives who attend dedicated CISO events. The discounts apply to the advanced IT Security/Anti-hacking courses offered at EC-Council training and briefing events such as the upcoming TakeDownCons in St. Louis & Huntsville, as well as Hacker Halted 2013 in Atlanta.

St. Louis CISO Summit

We recognize that our executive members have a responsibility to arrange for the training of their staff as well to keep themselves up to date with the latest trends in technology. We wanted to give them special access to our training programs

Responding to the increasing demand for information security training, EC-Council is offering discounts to its executive members and conference attendees. Executives who are approved to attend EC-Council CISO events (more information about those requirements here) not only gain access to the conferences and events, but can pass the benefit of these events on to their staff.

The new program goes into effect with the St. Louis CISO Summit, an event that will include a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, demonstrations, and an executive cocktail reception at the event’s conclusion. Attendees of the CISO event are also invited to attend any session of TakeDownCon, EC-Council’s more technical information security conference which is collocated with the CISO event. TakeDownCon is a two-day event and most attendees of the CISO event are staying through June 4, both to take advantage of the access to both events as well as to attend the executive cocktail reception on the night of June 3. The advanced hacking classes offered at the event are featured in the TakeDownCon Academy and include CEH, CHFI, CISSP, and many others.

“We recognize that our executive members have a responsibility to arrange for the training of their staff as well to keep themselves up to date with the latest trends in technology. We wanted to give them special access to our training programs as well as our events.” said Eric Lopez, EC-Council Senior Director of Conferences, Events, and Online Learning. Attendees of the CISO event are eligible for a 20% discount on advanced IT Security classes that are held in conjunction with EC-Council Information Security events. To apply to attend the CISO events, please email your resume to amber.williams(at)eccouncil(dot)org.

About the EC-Council CISO Program:    
EC-Council’s CISO Program ( has three components: CISO Events, the Certified CISO (C|CISO), and CISO Resources – a repository for white papers and articles geared toward a CISO crowd. EC-Council’s CISO Events are invitation only and geared specifically for high-level, executive information security professionals. Combining keynotes with panel discussions, the events are opportunities for CISOs from around the world to hash out the trends and challenges of information security among their peers. The C|CISO is a certification recognizing an individual’s cumulative experience and expertise in executive information security management. Overseen by a board of seasoned and distinguished professionals, the C|CISO Program has certified over 700 IS executives from around the world.
For more information about EC-Council’s CISO Program, please visit

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).

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