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EC Council CEH Hall of Fame News 2021

Shortlisted at EC Council CEH Hall of Fame

I am happy to announce that I have been shortlisted to be in the EC-Council ‘s Hall of Fame for their world famous CEH ( Certified Ethical Hacker ) certification .


Dr Erdal Ozkaya

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EC-Council Announces Hall of Fame for Ethical Hackers

After receiving thousands of applications, EC-Council, the world’s leading global ethical hacking certification body, has announced the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Hall of Fame of 2021, listed the 100 awardees across the globe.

EC-Council, the world’s leading ethical hacking certification body, has announced the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Hall of Fame of 2021, listed the top 100 awardees across the globe. The Hall of Fame celebrates some of the most accomplished Certified Ethical Hackers, helping organizations with cybersecurity teams access the best talent worldwide and benchmark their teams’ capability against the best in the industry.

The top 100 members of the CEH Hall of Fame of 2021 have been selected based on their professional achievements and community contributions. All EC-Council members holding a CEH certification with at least a 90% score were invited to apply. However, making it to the Hall of Fame required more than just passing the CEH exam. A selection committee carefully reviewed applications based on their accomplishments with a critical focus on their contribution to society, career transformation story, and role in the organization where they are employed.

“We believe that positive role models are extremely important in today’s world and that our best and brightest CEH certification holders should be held up for others to emulate,” said Jay Bavisi, CEO of EC-Council Group. “This program is all about highlighting the fact that experience and contribution to the industry are just as important as education excellence.”

The 17-year-old Certified Ethical Hacker program has enthralled the cybersecurity community worldwide, gaining the respect and acceptance of various cyber-defense forces, and is recognized by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, USAF, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and many other elite defense bodies. About half of Fortune 500 enterprises have CEHs as part of their cybersecurity teams. Now in its 11th version, the CEH is still one of the most in-demand IT certifications in the world for 2021.

“I used the CEH knowledge to help uncover vulnerabilities in our platform. I also used the same knowledge to help review architecture designs for flaws prior to implementation. My recent accomplishments include building a secure IoT device management as a service platform in the cloud,” said Brad Bitterman, Cybersecurity Lead at Lenovo, USA.

“As a Certified Ethical Hacker, I am comfortable testing and understanding attacks. And with great power comes great responsibility. It is our moral duty to continue learning, testing, trying hard, understanding, to help our customers, friends and families. I worked with CEH methodology and skills before trying to obtain the certification. I self-studied CND and then CEH. EC-Council trainings have been recognized during my professional interviews,” said Natacha Bakir, the CEH Hall of Fame Awardee who works for HP, France.

Another awardee, Nikos Vrakas, Cloud Solution Specialist at IBM, Greece, said that “During the pandemic, I used my skills to highlight the importance of implementing secure remote access solutions to various companies. The amount of knowledge transferred through CEH is intriguing on its own. The hands-on engagements and the fact that you are exploiting real vulnerabilities arises your interest to try more, harder, and with more passion and dedication!”

Each awardee will receive a certificate of honor and a benefits package to attempt the Certified Penetration Tester Professional (CPENT) exam. To view the CEH Hall of Fame 2021 Awardees, visit

About EC-Council:

EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and provide cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses globally.

Natcha Bakir, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2,000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, our programs have proliferated through over 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, we are dedicated to equipping over 230,000 information age soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fight and win against the black hat adversaries.

EC-Council is an ANSI 17024 accredited organization and has earned recognition by the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the U.K. by the GCHQ, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia.

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EC Council CEH Hall of Fame