A Nigerian, Engineer Ifeanyi Frank Ogochukwu, has been appointed into the EC-Council Advisory Board for Certified Network Defender (CND) which is comprised of prominent Industry leaders and top Network Security professionals from a diverse range of industries and globally-known brands.
Ogochukwu is an Instructor, Network and Systems Security at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI).
Other appointees into the Board include, CIO, Essar Group, Keyur Desai; the Group CIO and Senior Vice President, Amity Education Group, Dr. JS Sodhi; the Deputy Director of Information Security Department, Central Bank of Libya, Mohamed Elbeshti.
Their voices serve as an invaluable guidepost to help EC-Council in building new initiatives for Network Security.
Brands represented include Bitdefender, Amity University, Bugcrowd, Essar Group, Penn Medicine, Central Bank of Libya Etc.
EC-Council was formed as the result of very disheartening research after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Founder, Jay Bavisi, after watching the attacks unfold, postured the question, what if similar attacks were to be carried out on the Cyber battlefield?
Would the information security community have the tools and resources at their disposal to thwart such an attack?
At that time, the answer was no. EC-Council, officially incorporated as the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants was formed to create information security training and certification programs to help the very community our connected economy would rely on to save them from a devastating Cyber Attack.
EC-Council rapidly gained the support of top researchers and subject matter experts around the world and launched its first Information Security Program, the Certified Ethical Hacker. With this ever-growing team of subject matter experts and InfoSec researchers, EC-Council continued to build various standards, certifications and training programs in the electronic commerce and information security space.
Mr. Ogochukwu said, “EC-Council is the largest organisation in the world when it comes to cyber security. They are operational in Europe, Americas, Middle East.
“For me it is actually a motivation to do more in the cyber security ecosystem.
“EC-Council is very much interested in training people and creating awareness on cyber security, especially on how corporates and individuals can forestall cyber-attacks.
“We are focusing on safe online abilities – building competences and skills. So, I am thrilled to be part of Advisory Board”.
As members of the EC-Council Global Advisory Board for C|ND (EC-Council Certified Network Defender), the appointees’ inputs would be instrumental in helping the Body in spreading unbiased and relevant information to the professionals responsible for managing Network Security of the organizations, citizens and nations.
“The board members will provide us with strategic advice regarding EC-Council’s endeavour to build capacity and create awareness among businesses, government and citizens in the field of information security for their region/country and help us spearhead and partake in similar activities, the Body stated.