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Hacking Trends for 2023 – Free Webinar by EC Council

Hacking Trends for 2023

EC Council will host an online seminar which will be delivered by me on December 21, feel free to join us 😉

When: December 21

Where: Online

Registration: Click Here

Abstract: With organizations shifting their digital infrastructure to the cloud, the frontier of security and associated threats and vulnerabilities have changed drastically. Technological advancements such as remote access, application programming interface (API), automation capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI), etc., further influence the threat landscape. Logically, incorporating new technologies will bring newfound opportunities from the perspective of both cybersecurity and cyberthreats.

While threat actors aim at finding the new vulnerabilities among these changes, the role of the security personnel is to determine the risks and implement adequate measures to mitigate these risks. To deal with the evolving threat patterns, security professionals and aspirants need to learn and understand the change occurring as part of the technology trend and assess its impact from the security perspective for web and mobile applications. The upcoming webinar discusses current trends and noticeable changes that will affect the application’s security capabilities.

Key takeaways:

  • Role of AI and ML in improving incident detection and response
  • Understanding the need for a cloud-ready security solution
  • Impact of increased API integration on application security
  • Role of automation in enhancing the security capabilities
  • The role of DevSecOps and container security for applications

From EC Council Web Site

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, CISO at Xcitium

Bio: Dr. Erdal Ozkaya is listed among the top 50 technology leaders by IDC and CIO Online. He is a passionate, solutions-focused professional with a comprehensive global background in information technology, information security, and cyber security.

Dr. Erdal is a collaborative team leader with the key areas of his expertise spanning end-to-end IT solutions, management, communications, and innovation. He is committed to delivering accurate, accessible resources to inform individuals and organizations of cybersecurity and privacy matters in the internet age. In addition, he is a well-known public speaker, an award-winning technical expert, a book author, and a writer of certifications (courseware and exams) for prestigious organizations such as Microsoft, EC-Council, and other expert-level vendors.

Some of his recent awards include:

  • 2022: Global Cybersecurity Leader of the Year (InfoSec Awards
  • Best IT Blogs by Cisco (Top 5)
  • DX Inspire Award
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
  • Alumni Award Nomination by Western Sydney University
  • 2021: Best CISO for Banking and Financial Sector
  • CIO Online & IDC: Top 50 Technology Leaders, Security Magazine Top CISO
  • Tycoon Success Magazine, Technology Leaders to Follow
  • EC-Council C|EH Hall of Fame
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
  • 2020: Khaleej Times “CISO Power List”

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

In our upcoming #Webinar on December 21, Dr. Erdal Ozkaya will share expert insights into understanding how technology trends bring new vulnerabilities to the security frontier and assess their impacts on mobile and #WebApplications. Register Now:

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, CISO of Xcitium, is a renowned public speaker and an award-winning technical expert. IDC and CIO Online ranked him among the top 50 technology leaders. A passionate, solution-focused professional, Dr. Erdal is committed to educating people and businesses about issues related to #Cybersecurity and privacy in the internet era. An innovative team leader who values collaboration, his key areas of interest include management, communication, and end-to-end IT solutions.

EC Council Hall of Fame

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My Recent Accomplishments:

PhD in Cybersecurity, authored 16 books, 4 of them won Best of all time awards Awarded by CISO MAG, CIO Online, Security Me Magazine and multiple international media companies. Awarded by NATO United Nations for my contributions. EC-Council CEI award.

What would not have been possible without CEH?​

CEH gave me the foundation I need. It was the first milestone that led me to get a Doctorate in Cybersecurity after 2 master’s degrees! Being a CEI helped me to learn also from students, which made me better.

How did CEH contribute to your career?​

CEH was my first security certificate. It made me aware of the future and opened my eyes, which led me to go all the way to my doctorate.

During the pandemic, did your role become more challenging? If so, how?

CEH teaches the main foundations of the current cybersecurity landscape. It demonstrates how hackers work, think, and attack, which helps me think like them and strengthen my defense capabilities.

CEH Hall of Fame Dr Erdal Ozkaya
CEH Hall of Fame Dr Erdal Ozkaya

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.

To see my other awards :

CEH Hall of Fame Dr Erdal Ozkaya

About EC Council

EC-Council is the leading IT and e-Business certification awarding body and the creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (#CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT)/ Licensed Penetration Tester (Master). EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals from such fine organizations as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations. EC-Council’s certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including: – the US Federal Government via the GI Bill, – National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). DoD 8570 The United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it as one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).

International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. We operate in 145 countries globally and we are the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing (Practical) programs, among others. We are proud to have trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organizations worldwide.

“Our lives are dedicated to the mitigation and remediation of the cyber plague that is menacing the world today “

CEO, Jay Bavisi

Our certification programs 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).

The EC-Council mission is “to validate information security professionals who are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required in a specialized information security domain that will help them avert a cyber conflict, should the need ever arise.” EC-Council is committed to uphold the highest level of impartiality and objectivity in its practices, decision making, and authority in all matters related to certification.

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CEH Hall of Fame Dr Erdal Ozkaya
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