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CyberSecurity Malaysia's Award Winning Firm Host 9th Annual Information Security Symposium

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - EC-Council Academy, a leading information security training provider throughout Southeast Asia, is hosting its ninth annual Hacker Halted APAC event today.

"The Hacker Halted APAC series has been a leading and constant source of information for the regional information security community," said Wilson Wong, Managing Director, EC-Council Academy. "The event has been addressing up-to-date and edgy hacker technology and strategies since 2004."

More than 400 regional information security professionals are gathered at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel for this year's event.

The theme for Hacker Halted APAC 2012 is "Unravelling the Enigma of Insecurity", focuses on security issues related to the transition of desktops to mobile devices, cloud computing, and current hacking technologies.

Information security and cyber crimes have remained high on the threat list for organizations, government bodies and consumers. While cyber security awareness has increased, according to Wong, the lack of informed action and strategies has created a large gap open to risks and attacks. A recent survey by Hewlett Packard and the Ponemon Institute shows that there has been a 42% increase of cyber attacks in 2012 compared to 2011.

Cyber crimes have reach a new level of sophistication, according to an ethical hacking whitepaper by Frost & Sullivan.

"There's no doubt that every organization and internet user will be direct or indirect victims of cyber crime and cyber attacks in the near future. Our aim here is to level the playing field so that the good guys will be able to stay ahead of cyber criminals," said Wong.

Wong also stresses on the importance of having an aggressive defence systems and contingency plans to overcome an attack.

Hacker Halted APAC 2012 will feature live hacking and defense sessions throughout the event. A series of technical focused hacker combat workshops featuring latest network penetration techniques, cyber warfare and mobile devices security will also take place during this 4-day event.

Hacker Halted APAC 2012 is endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).

EC-Council Academy recently won the "Information Security Education & Training Provider of the Year 2012" award by CyberSecurity Malaysia. EC-Council Academy is a training organization that focuses on information security and nothing else.

About EC-Council Academy

EC-Council Academy was established in 2000 and is now recognized as one of the leading providers for global certification programs and services, designed to enable advancement through IT security certifications. Learn more about EC-Council Academy at www.eccouncilacademy.org

Contact information:
Maddy Low
+603 7665 0911
[email protected]

Source: EC-Council Academy

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