KDU Penang signs MOU with leading information security training providers, EC-Council Academy

Penang, Malaysia -- 6 December 2012 -- A MOU signing ceremony between KDU Penang's School of Engineering, Science and Technology and EC- Council Academy will take place today. The agreement will allow KDU Penang's Computer Security students to access EC-Council Academy's flagship Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) programme.

EC-Council Academy, established in 2000, is one of the leading information security training providers throughout Southeast Asia. The company has also been recently awarded its third consecutive "Information Security Education & Training Provider of the Year" award by CyberSecurity Malaysia .

EC-Council's CEH programme is vendor neutral and are structured to provide students with core knowledge and skills to identify network vulnerabilities and weaknesses, enabling them to put in place countermeasures for optimum information security. Such training and certifications will help budding information security professional stay competitive among their peers.

The CEH programme is designed by information security professionals for information security professionals.

"Information security is not a new concept, but it has been a constant game of 'catch-up' between the hackers and information security professionals. Our aim is to level the playing field by ensuring the latest and most relevant hacking technologies and countermeasures are included in our training programmes," said Wilson Wong, Managing Director, EC-Council Academy.

Wong also states that such certifications play an important role in grooming future information security experts in excelling in their careers. Certifications like CEH are now included in the list of requirements by hiring managers and is viewed as a qualification standard by organisations worldwide.

Cyber criminals are now more sophisticated than ever. Securing cyberspace is a global challenge which needs to be addressed consistenly in a comprehensive manner. Organizations and individuals are under constant cyber threats, an unfortunate price that comes along with the ever increasing reliance on IT and computers. Recognizing this need, KDU Penang, one of the tertiary education pioneers for computing and IT in the northern region, is proud to continue their efforts and initiative to ensure that their students will be knowledgeable and certified in IT security.

"We at the KDU Penang are very proud to be selected to be the 'Academic Training Partner and Accredited Training Provider' in ITsecurity certifications for EC-Council Academy. With IT being used as the main platform supporter in market intelligence for multinational business corporation nowadays, it is essential that today's techno-graduates be equipped with the latest knowledge in electronic data security," stated , KDU Penang's Principal.

Dr Chong has also expressed her opinion that this certification will also play a big part in elevating the employability of KDU Penang's computing graduates even further in the industry.

According to Frost & Sullivan, there is an estimate of 2.28 million information security professionals worldwide. The figure expected to see a 13.2 percent growth rate by 2015.

Learn more about CEH being offered at KDU at http://www.kdupg.edu.my/ or call +604 226 6368 for more information.

Learn more about EC-Council Academy at www.eccouncilacademy.org

About EC-Council Academy

EC-Council Academy was established in 2000 and is now recognized as one of the leading providers for global training programs and services, designed to enable advancement through information security training.

EC-Council Academy is a specialized and boutique information security training provider. Top courses include Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).

EC-Council Academy has trained thousands of information security professionals since inception, including government and corporate personnel.

EC-Council Academy has also the winner of the "Information Security Education & Training Provider of the Year" award by CyberSecurity Malaysia for 3 consecutive years including 2012.

About KDU College Penang

The KDU Education Group featuring KDU University College, KDU College Penang, Sri KDU Smart School and International School first began when KDU University College was founded in 1983 with its main college campus in Petaling Jaya. Back then, it was known as Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU) and it is one of the first private colleges in Malaysia as well as one of the first to have its own purpose-built campus.

At KDU College Penang, we believe in the philosophy of holistic and quality education. As such, effective communication skills and proficiency in the use of English language among staff and students are continuously emphasized and instilled as the official medium of instruction in the institution besides continuous syllabus development as part of its value for money education promise. This together with a purpose built campus featuring industry standard facilities; ultra-modern technology and undeniable superior learning environment provide an unmatched learning experience for the students while nurturing a culture for life-long learning amongst the young. It is this promise and value that has assured

our students that when they graduate with the KDU scroll, they graduate with a qualification that will stand the test of time and be recognized by industries and education institutions all over for many generations to come.

Contact information:

Maddy Low
PR & Communications Manager
EC-Council Academy
+603 7665 0911
maddy.low@eccouncilacademy.org

 

Neoh Soon Ken
Marketing Manager
KDU College, Penang Campus
+604 226 6368
skneoh@kdupg.edu.my