Hacker Halted in Iceland to curate ethical hacker and computer security training series

Hacker Halted in Iceland to curate ethical hacker and computer security training seriesA series of ethical hacker and computer security training courses are to be held during the Hacker Halted Europe event in Reykjavik, Iceland, set to take place on 7th and 8th October 2013.

The courses, curated by the Hacker Halted Academy, are set to feature technical training and certification classes recognised by various computer security organisations, which will be run by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors.

Recognised organisations include 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).

Speakers already confirmed this year include: Justin Dolly, CISO at VMware; Vincent Grimard, CISO at Nelnet; and  James Treinen, CTO at Laconic Security; 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.

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.

This will be the first Hacker Halted event to take place in Europe and will be held at the HARPA Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Details regarding the Hacker Halted Academy can be found here.

To learn more about Hacker Halted Europe, visit http://proconf-iceland.com/HackerHalted/.