Philip Blake discussing EC-Council Academia partnerships

Philip Blake discussing EC-Council Academia partnerships

18 September 2019

EC-Council Academia specialises in global information services, industry training and certifications in Cyber Security. With certifications for over 300,000 members and over 300 partnerships with United States universities, EC-Council focuses on bridging the gap in the market for Cyber Security specialists.

Philip explains that with the increase of digital threats on the global landscape, the demand for ethical hackers and cybersecurity professionals is in high demand, with companies offering premium salaries of an average of £72k to combat the risk of being hacked. With expected costs in digital damages reaching to £8-10 trillion in the next 10 years, EC-Council aims to provide training courses for Ethical Hacking and other relevant cybersecurity training within a controlled environment.

An insight into the data breach history of global companies and governments shows that countries aren’t prepared for a digital attack, with examples reflecting on the NHS and The Pentagon. Philip goes on to demonstrate how easy it is to create and launch a phishing email by using a dummy system in a controlled environment. By the end of the year, EC-Council will have up to 40 UK universities being certified for Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking training.

The partnership between EC-Council and the School of Computing at Buckingham University is currently being developed. The School of Computing is planning to offer a UG pathway in Cybersecurity starting from Sep 2020. Teaming up with the EC-Council gives Computing students great opportunity to access high-quality resources in cybersecurity provided by an internationally recognised training body.

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