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EC-Council sponsors 7th annual Forum International de la Cybersécurité drawing the largest crowd in the event’s history.

April 28, 2015 - EC-Council sponsored the seventh annual Forum International de la Cybersecurite (FIC), Europe’s largest information security event, bringing together security experts from around the world, drawing a crowd of over 4,000 people from more than 70 countries.


Originally launched by the French National Gendarmerie, the event was attended by several high-level ministers including the French Interior Minister, M. Bernard Cazeneuve; the German Interior Minister, M. Thomas de Maiziere; the Digital Secretary of State, Ms. Axelle Lemaire; and the Defense Secretary of State, M. Jean-Marc Todeschini.


The 2015 edition also marked the third consecutive year that EC-Council, world-leader in information security training and certification, sponsored the FIC. EC-Council sponsored the FIC hacking challenges to test attendees’ knowledge and gave away free Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) training to the winners. The challenges, awarded by EC-Council and its French partners and presented by ACISSI and EPITA were an excellent opportunity for information security professionals to catch the eye of one of the many information security companies in attendance.


The award ceremony recognizing the challenge winners was conducted by Jean-Marc Todeschini, Defense Secretary of State and Claire Kemp, IT-Gnosis SARL CEO and European representative of EC-Council. The winners, Fabien Perigaud and Yorick Lesecque were excited to win the challenge and the free training from EC-Council. Perigaud, a reverse engineering expert working at Airbus Defence & Space, said “The challenges were particularly numerous and varied, which was great because we could easily try another challenge if one was blocking, and it allowed to put into practice a wide range of knowledge.” Lesecque, a junior pentester also at Airbus Defence & Space, said of the CHFI training he won, “I don’t know much things about forensic so that will be a good opportunity for me to learn and have a certification.”


About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


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About IT-Gnosis

Since 2007, IT-Gnosis has been active in many parts of Europe, including France, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. Its activity is dedicated exclusively to IT security related trainings. Through partnerships with training centers and schools/universities, IT-Gnosis offers vendor neutral training and certifications, supports its partners in their development, and provides course materials, licenses for online Labs and eventually provides the certified trainers to deliver these courses. IT-Gnosis is the exclusive representative of EC-Council (worldwide known creator of the CEH-Certified Ethical Hacker training, among other) in many European countries, particularly in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta and North Africa There are nowadays more than 30 training companies & schools/universities partnering with IT-Gnosis in these countries.