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Ethical hacking certification offered by McAfee

A division of McAfee is teaching IT professionals how to think like hackers and attack their own networks in a new course that lets network managers earn a popular certification for ethical hacking.

McAfee’s Foundstone Professional Services is responding to a market need by offering the Certified Ethical Hacking course, says Bill Hau, the head of Foundstone, noting that clients have been asking McAfee to provide this certification.

The course started this year and teaches students how perimeter defenses work, how intruders scan networks and escalate privileges, and what steps can be taken to secure a network. Social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, virus creation and intrusion detection are among the covered topics.

Foundstone’s course is based on standards and guidelines from the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants’ (EC-Council), which created the Certified Ethical Hacker exam certification.

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