Tuesday, March 2, 2010

News >> - DoD Requires Hacker Certification

 Official government cyber defenders are now required to have the skills of a hacker according to a mandatory certification approved this week by the Department of Defense.

The DoD now requires its computer network defenders (CNDs) pass Certified Ethical Hacker certification program from the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) to fulfill baseline skills.

The Certified Ethical Hacker qualification tests someone's knowledge in the mindset, tools, and techniques of a hacker.

CNDs -- who are part of the DoD's information assurance workforce -- protect, monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to unauthorized activity within DoD information systems and computer networks.

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