United States Department of Defense Embraces Hacker Certification to Protect US Interests
CEH is now formally integrated into the certification requirements for U.S. DoD IA Workforce
By: Dawne Chin
The Certified Ethical Hacker requirement falls under the auspices of DoD Directive 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. The current version (incorporating Change 2) was signed by Assistant Secretary of Defense, John G. Grimes and was officially instated on February 25, 2010. Directive 8570 provides clear guidance to information assurance training, certification and workforce management across all components of the DoD.
The CND groups protect, monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to unauthorized activity within DoD information systems and computer networks.
With this directive, military service, contractors, and foreign employees across all job descriptions must show 100-percent compliance with the new Certified Ethical Hacker training requirement by 2011. This shows the DoD's focus on better training and preparation of the U.S. military workforce in this area.
The Certified Ethical Hacker qualification tests the certification holder's knowledge in the mindset, tools and techniques of a hacker, fortifying it's certification tag line: "To beat a hacker, you must think like one."
"CEH has been selected due to the immense technical and tactical nature of the certification,"
Bavisi added: "We have been researching this space for quite some time and with this mandate from the DoD, there has never been a better time for us to beat the hackers at their own game. We are racing to research complex hacker techniques and in the next release of our CEH program, we hope to showcase in over 150 modules, detailed and extremely complex attack and countermeasures that will help raise the level of knowledge of the CND teams."
· CEH is now formally integrated into the certification requirements for U.S. DoD IA Workforce
· CEH is now required for CND Analyst, CND Infrastructure Support, CND Incident Responder, and CND Auditor as defined by
· Newly revised DoD 8570 is available at http://www.dtic.mil/
· More information about EC-Council and Directive 8570 can be found at https://www.eccouncil.org/
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