With recent news events like WikiLeaks, HBGary Federal, malware everywhere, and the growing fear of being hacked, companies are being forced to reevaluate their information security strategies. In order to beat a hacker, you have to be able to think like one. You need to understand the ways hackers access networks, the mindset of hackers, and how everyday situations become security breaches.
Certified Ethical Hacker version 7 is the most advanced information security and ethical hacking training program in the world, and is set for launch in March. CEH version 7 breaks away from its earlier releases with more emphasis on techniques and methodologies hackers use to carry out attacks but more importantly, it provides countermeasures to better protect your corporation’s networks from malicious attacks. Students walk away with the knowledge and tools to implement effective offensive security measures immediately.
CEH v7 is going to include completely rebuilt courseware. To start, you will no longer see pages with slides with a box of text and a heading with more text below the slide. The slides are now very graphical. The courseware will also only be discussing the top tools in each category, instead of listing and going through a multitude of tools and options. You won’t have slide after slide of tools you’ll never use. The exam will be updated and I believe the objectives will be updated as well. They have spent more money producing this CEH version than any version in the past, and they are taking this update very seriously.
In addition to the makeover, CEHv7 includes two additional bundles; a Monster Hacking Tool Repository Codenamed Frankenstein, and a subscription based Virtual Lab Environment codenamed iLabs. iLab is a subscription based service that allows students to logon to a virtualized remote machine running Windows 2003 Server to perform various exercises featured in the CEHv7Lab Guide. All you need is a web browser to connect and start experimenting. The virtual machine setup reduces the time and effort spent by instructors and partners prior to the classroom engagement. It is a hassle free service available 24×7 x number of days subscribed.