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EXCOM and EC-Council strengthen APAC IT security sector

  • 25 February, 2008 12:56

<p>Leading technical training provider EXCOM Education, together with security and e-Business member-based organisation EC-Council, have strengthened their strategic partnership to further develop IT security implementation within Asia-Pacific businesses as expenditure grows within the sector.</p>
<p>The partnership by the industry's two market leaders comes as recent survey results from CompTIA, show that expenditure on IT security has increased significantly recently with a majority of businesses spending 20% of their total budget on IT security in an effort to avert potential hacking breaches.</p>
<p>"We have seen the market proactively address issues within IT security including cyber-hacking, digital forensics and penetration testing, and as such EXCOM has partnered with EC-Council, to provide IT training and certification solutions for all levels of business. As market leaders in our respective fields it made sense for our two organisations to come together to ensure the continual improvement, development and delivery of security training within the APAC IT sector," said Paul Athanasakos, National Strategic Alliance Manager of EXCOM Education.</p>
<p>"Our unique partnership with EC-Council ensures that IT professionals and the organisations that employ them are presented with choice in quality security training. Furthermore, such a partnership offers a range of enviable benefits not only to IT professionals and businesses but to the wider community," said Mr Athanasakos.</p>
<p>As the only Authorised EC-Council Training Partner in Australia, backed by more than 12 years of experience, EXCOM is uniquely positioned to provide expert training to assist businesses identify network vulnerabilities, to mitigate risk and how to gather the forensic data to track down potential breaches.</p>
<p>As a member supported organisation, the EC-Council is committed to fostering growth of e-Business globally and its ongoing evolution. Furthermore, EC-Council supports and enhances the role of organisations within the security and e-Business through the provision of certifications and provides a community of discussion and information exchange built on mutual trust and benefit.</p>
<p>EC-Council certifications have had much success worldwide with EC-Council certifying some of the largest multinationals and Government agencies all over the world such as Dell, the UK Ministry of Defense, the US Department of Defense, the FBI, IBM, National Bank of Kuwait, the Government of India, Hewlett Packard and KPMG.</p>
<p>"With the largest independent IT technical training provider backed by over a decade in the industry, EXCOM is an ideal Training Partner for EC-Council in Asia-Pacific. The EC-Council's cutting edge solutions, delivered by the worldwide leader in IT training, are already proving to be a success" said Wilson Wong, APAC Regional Director of EC-Council.</p>
<p>EXCOM provides EC-Council certifications in Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Hacker Forensic Investigator, Certified Network Defence Architect, Certified Security Analyst/Licensed Penetration Tester, Certified VoIP Professional, Ethical Network Security Administrator and more. EXCOM's highly skilled trainers have additional knowledge and experience in delivering vendor specific security training from Cisco, Check Point, Microsoft, Novell to name just a few.</p>

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