EC-Council’s Center for Advanced Security Training to Hold First CAST Summit in D.C.

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The Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST), developed by EC-Council in conjunction with a select group of cybersecurity experts, will be holding its first CAST Summit in Washington D.C., on August 22-25. This summit will feature five three-day workshops covering advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics, advanced application security, advanced network defense, and cryptography, followed by an interactive training seminar headlined by noted cybersecurity expert Jeff Bardin. CAST is dedicated to teaching students advanced technical security knowledge directly from the experts themselves, through the use of proven tools and techniques, in hands-on, lab-intensive environments that simulate real-world scenarios.

Advanced Security Training – EC-Council’s CAST Summit Banner

Advanced Security Training – EC-Council’s CAST Summit Banner

If companies ever needed justification for investing more in advanced and technical security training, then the onslaught of attacks we’ve seen over the past couple of months are it.

The Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST) – EC-Council’s most advanced security training offering to date – will host its inaugural CAST Summit from August 22-25 in Washington, D.C. The summit features five highly technical workshops from EC-Council’s select group of master trainers, concluded by an interactive seminar featuring guest keynote speaker and cybersecurity expert, Jeff Bardin.

CAST was developed by EC-Council (, in conjunction with cybersecurity experts, focuses on hands-on, advanced technical training such as penetration testing, exploit writing, advanced social engineering, cryptography, Web application security, digital mobile forensics training and more.

Five three-day workshops are to be hosted from August 22-24, including:

  •     Advanced Penetration Testing: Presented by Joe McCray, this penetration testing training focuses on heavily protected environments, and how they’re attacked from the outside. Students will gain the know-how to attack patched and hardened servers running on the latest Windows and Linux operating systems, with Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) in place.
  •     Digital Mobile Forensics Deep Dive: Presented by Wayne Burke, this course focuses on the in-depth aspects of performing forensic analysis on mobile operating systems such as Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone 7, and RIM Blackberry. Students will learn how to recover digital evidence in real-world scenarios using hands-on mobile forensics tools and techniques during this 3-days digital mobile forensics training workshop.
  •     Advanced Application Security: Presented by Tim Pierson, the application security training course focuses on proactive methodologies for writing defensive code in order to thwart hackers from successfully mounting attacks. Students will be taught how to harden applications from within, on various popular runtimes, including .Net, Java, and Adobe Air.
  •     Advanced Network Defense: Presented by Kevin Cardwell, this course focuses on the paradigm of thinking like a hacker to defend against a hacker. Students will approach network defense with an offensive mindset, and learn how to build robust infrastructure in the face of sophisticated malware. Also emphasized is the importance that live memory analysis and real-time monitoring has on this process.
  •     Cryptography Deep Dive: Presented by Chuck Easttom, this course focuses on a practical understanding of cryptography and how it’s used in modern systems, from SSL-based e-commerce and online banking, to hard drive and e-mail encryption. Students will also learn cryptanalytical techniques for breaking cryptographic protocols.

CAST Summit, the all-new EC-Council advanced security training series, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, will conclude with an in-depth seminar on August 25, with a keynote address on “Defending the Cyberspace Realm - When to Strike Back!” by nationally renowned cybersecurity and cyber terrorism expert Jeff Bardin, Chief Security Strategist at Treadstone 71. There will also be a series of lectures from all five CAST master trainers on the issues of penetration testing, mobile forensics, application security, network defense and cryptography.

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The Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed by EC-Council (, in conjunction with cybersecurity experts, to address the need for highly technical and advanced security training for information security professionals. Instructed by EC-Council’s select group of master trainers, CAST offers hands-on, lab intensive courses that cover the security industry’s top domains, including advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics training, advanced application security training, advanced network defense training, advanced social engineering training, Web application security training, and more. CAST is hosted at various international events, including the CAST Summit, as well as EC-Council’s flagship Hacker Halted conference series. More information about CAST is available at

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity 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. Its 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. More information about EC-Council is available at


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