Information Security Scholarships for Black Hat USA 2009 Attendees

EC-Council allocates information security scholarships to attendees of Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, to contribute to the national endeavor on combating cyber crime and cyber terrorism. These scholarships will provide an opportunity for professionals to obtain globally recognized information security training and certification.

Albuquerque, NM, July 19, 2009 --( EC-Council is proud to allocate 5 dedicated SecureAid awards to delegates of Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas. Through this strategic partnership, attendees of Black Hat Conference will have the opportunity to obtain internationally recognized EC-Council certifications that will equip them with the knowledge and skills required in today’s constantly evolving security landscape.

“We are pleased to award these scholarships to delegates of Black Hat conference. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to contribute to the security community.” said Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council.

This partnership will see EC-Council allocate 5 SecureAid scholarships to suitable Black Hat attendees. Registrants of the conference may apply, and 5 deserving applicants will each be awarded one of these scholarships. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected by an independent committee from a separate pool of applicants made up by only registrants of the Black Hat conference.

Eric Swenson, Black Hat's Director of Marketing expressed, "We are excited to have secured these 5 scholarships for our attendees through the EC-Council | Secure Aid™ program. We are certain that this partnership with will further enhance the value for the attendees of our event."

More information about the EC-Council - Black Hat Secure Aid program can be found on EC-Council's website. Closing date for application is July 30th, 2009.

About Secure Aid
EC-Council| Secure Aid™ the brainchild of EC-Council, strives to provide a platform for the attainment of knowledge regardless of certification affiliation and aims to support national and global security 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 deserving candidates.


About Black Hat
The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. The environment is strictly vendor-neutral and focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to a global conference series with annual events in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Washington DC. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow’s information security landscape.

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. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator program, License Penetration Tester program and various other programs 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). For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website:

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