Computer security and ethical hacker training to be held at Hacker Halted Europe

Computer security and ethical hacker training to be held at Hacker Halted EuropeA series of courses on computer security and ethical hacker training will be taking place at the world’s foremost hacker prevention and computer security event, Hacker Halted Europe. The event is to be held in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, on 7th and 8th October 2013.

Hacker Halted Europe will be curating some of the most sought after technical training and certification classes, which will be run by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors.

The series, named Hacker Halted Academy, will feature an array of courses recognised by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), including Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Security Analyst, Advanced Penetration Testing, Advanced Mobile Hacking & Forensics, Advanced Network Defence, Hacking Secure Encryption and Countermeasures, Securing Windows Infrastructure, and CISSP®.

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. As of January 1st, 2012, EC-Council has trained over 120,000 individuals and certified more than 50,000 security professionals. Many of these certifications are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

This will be the first Hacker Halted event to take place in Europe and will be held at the HARPA Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Promoters expect over 450 people to attend the event, including executives from many of Europe‘s largest companies, along with Europe’s best computer and information security specialists.

Hacker Halted Europe 2013 will feature renowned speakers and industry experts who will be highlighting current digital security threats, and discussing the various means of protection and countermeasures in dealing with these threats.

Speakers already confirmed include: Jenn Lesser, Facebook; Melissa Augustine, McAfee Foundstone; Zoltan Balazs, Deloitte; Kevin Cardwell, Cardwell Engineering; Joe Voje, CISO at University of Texas – Pan American; Eric Svetcov, CISO at MedeAnalytics; Justin Dolly, CISO at VMware; Vincent Grimard, CISO at Nelnet; and James Treinen, CTO at Laconic Security.

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