EC-Council to Offer a Total of US$100,000 Worth in Information Security Scholarships

EC-Council, the world’s leading e-business and security certification organization, owner and developer of the world renowned “Certified Ethical Hacker –C|EH” allocates US$100,000 worth of scholarships to aid the security community.

Albuquerque, NM, June 25, 2009 --( EC-Council recently launched EC-Council|SecureAid™ - an information security scholarship program primed to aid those affected by the global economic crisis, and aims to support national and global measures on combating cyber crime and cyber terrorism. A total of US$100,000 worth in information security training and certification will be awarded to successful candidates.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council said, “While the nuclear arm’s race is a logical threat, it is limited to nations and certain organizations that posses the technology and massive resources. The cyber arm’s race is open to anyone and everyone that posses the right knowledge. Therefore, we must empower cyber defenders to stop the escalation of cyber terrorism, and we hope that this action of EC-Council will also be a timely way of investing in the future of young leaders that will be pioneers to defend the nations globally through the new frontiers.”

Successful candidates will get to earn globally recognized certifications such as the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking and Forensic Investigator (C|HFI) and Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT), among others. These programs will be delivered via EC-Council| iClass – live, online, instructor lead modality.

More information about this SecureAid program is in EC-Council's website. Application for the scholarship closes July 31, 2009.

Dawne Chin