McAfee’s Foundstone division will offer a “Certified Ethical Hacking” course, designed to empower IT professionals with the skills they need to detect vulnerabilities on their systems. The new course marks the first time that McAfee has offered a certified training program, which it will offer as an accredited training partner of EC-Council.
As threats continue to grow and cyber criminals become more sophisticated, organizations must take steps to understand their vulnerabilities and repair them before they are discovered by outsiders. The new course will allow these organizations to take proactive steps towards becoming more secure. The course is called “Certified Ethical Hacker” because it teaches participants the skills they need to hack into vulnerable systems, but requires them to sign a pledge that they will not use these skills on any networks other than their own.
The Certified Ethical Hacker certification is the first stepping stone in a security professionals’ career to become certified in penetration testing and risk mitigation.