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Black Hat USA 2008 Training

Caesars Palace Las Vegas • August 2-5

Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Version 6


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With a total of 63 modules, covering the latest methodology and technology in hacking, the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Version 6 can be considered one of the world’s most advanced ethical hacking certification.

The goal of the ethical hacker is to help the organization take preemptive measures against malicious attacks by attacking the system himself; all the while staying within legal limits. This philosophy stems from the proven practice of trying to catch a thief, by thinking like a thief. As technology advances and organization depend on technology increasingly, information assets have evolved into critical components of survival.

If hacking involves creativity and thinking ‘out-of-the-box’, then vulnerability testing and security audits will not ensure the security proofing of an organization. To ensure that organizations have adequately protected their information assets, they must adopt the approach of 'defense in depth'. In other words, they must penetrate their networks and assess the security posture for vulnerabilities and exposure.

The definition of an Ethical Hacker is very similar to a Penetration Tester. The Ethical Hacker is an individual who is usually employed with the organization and who can be trusted to undertake an attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems using the same methods as a Hacker. Hacking is a felony in the United States and most other countries. When it is done by request and under a contract between an Ethical Hacker and an organization, it is legal. The most important point is that an Ethical Hacker has authorization to probe the target.

The CEH Program certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. The Certified Ethical Hacker certification will fortify the application knowledge of security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker.

Learning Objectives

This class will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems.

Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks, no real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation.

Who Should Attend?

This course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.

Course Length: Two days. All course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. A Certificate of Completion will be offered. You must provide your own laptop.


Chuck Swanson, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, LPT, CEI, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, MSCE:Security, MCSE+I, CTT+, Security+, MCNI, MCNE
Independent Trainer/Consultant

Chuck Swanson has consulted and trained in Italy, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Hawaii and throughout the United States. He specializes in Systems Management Server, Exchange, ethical hacking, computer forensics, and clustering, providing services to customers such as the Department of Defense (US and other countries) and various nuclear plants on the east coast. He is an author, subject matter expert, and speaker/presenter for Microsoft, Element K and EC-Council. Chuck won a National Cable Ace award as Host of the syndicated computer TV show, “Point-N-Click”, which aired for 9 years on Time Warner Cable. He also appears frequently on local TV and the WFBL radio show, “Technology Geeks”, as a computer expert.

Having been a speaker for EC-Council at various events and conferences around the world, Chuck has been a certified EC-Council instructor since the inception of the CEH program.  Hundreds of students around the world have successfully obtained the CEH certification after attending his classes.

Early in his career, he was a PC Technician for many years, Systems Engineer, and then eventually became certified as an MCT and MSCE charter member when both programs started in the 90’s. He is one of only a few trainers in the world who has been continuously certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1993. Chuck earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Oswego State University

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