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EC-Council Launches a Specialized Web Application Hacking and Security Certification

EC-Council’s new Web App certification contains web application hacking and security challenges to teach participants to secure applications using real-world scenarios.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 3, 2021: EC-Council, creators of the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, have launched their latest training and certification program specifically for the extremely important area of web application and hacking. Vulnerabilities in web applications are increasingly a problem for the cybersecurity industry and the demand for highly skilled professionals in application security has skyrocketed during the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, with major industries relying on web applications to keep their businesses afloat. Due to how quickly apps can be developed and deployed, vulnerabilities are extremely common and apps are increasingly involved in the heart of company operations, making creating and managing apps in a secure way even more important.

To meet the need for specialized training in application security, the Web Application Hacking and Security course comes with the Break the Code Challenge, allowing participants to utilize a simulation to counter cyberattacks in real-world scenarios. Each section of the challenge becomes progressively more difficult and enables users to take multiple paths, only some of which are correct.

Talking about this program, Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC-Council, said, “Web Application Hacking and Security offers a comprehensive, lab-based, hands-on experiential training that will help individuals become well equipped for future challenges. It is no ordinary course, as it focuses on providing candidates with the ability of developing proficiency in the application of web application security best practices in a real-life, stressful scenario. It will enable working professionals to defend their organizations’ web applications from existing and emerging threats. With this course, we wish to develop truly skilled professionals that can help the web application security industry.”

The new initiative’s curriculum is aligned with industry requirements. The course comes with an online, remotely proctored, six-hour performance-based exam, which will lead to one of three possible certifications based on the proficiency of the tester. Anyone with basic working knowledge of the Linux command line and an understanding of OSE and file systems or languages like Bash or Python scripting can take the certification. The Web Application Hacking and Security program will benefit professionals who have worked or are currently working as penetration testers, ethical hackers, red team engineers, information security engineers, vulnerability managers, incident responders, as well as those with a basic framework established.

More information about the course is available here: Registration and course details

About EC-Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is a cybersecurity certification body that certifies professionals across the globe in various cybersecurity domains. EC-Council’s mission is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession around the world and is recognized globally for helping individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address workforce problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs, their corresponding certifications, and providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses in the world.

Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, their programs have proliferated through 140+ countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education.

Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, they are dedicated to equipping over 230,000 information age soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fight and win against the black hat adversaries. EC-Council builds individual and team/organization cyber capabilities through the Certified Ethical Hacker Program, followed by a variety of other cyber programs including Certified Secure Computer User, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Security Analyst, Certified Network Defender, Certified SOC Analyst, Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, Certified Incident Handler, as well as the Certified Chief Information Security Officer.

An ANSI 17024 accredited organization, they have also earned recognition by the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the UK by the GCHQ, CREST, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Its US offices are located in Albuquerque, NM, and Tampa, FL. Learn more at www.eccouncil.org