TORONTO, ONTARIO –  Much like a golfer honing their game on the driving range, cyber security experts also rely on a range to perfect their game – a cyber range. 

As part of the EC-Council Academic Partner Program, professional learners currently studying cyber security at Humber will benefit from access to cyber ranges, designation exams and professional development opportunities. Humber faculty and graduates will also be able to enhance their skills in one of the largest cyber ranges available for educational purposes.

Humber's professional learning students will also have access to the Certified Ethical Hacker program offered by EC-Council at a discounted rate.

EC-Council's sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. At the core of its mission is helping organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while also providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world.

"The partnership with the EC-Council builds upon Humber's strategy of Continuous Professional Learning, in which we provide learners with short, skills-based options for life-long learning," said Rani Dhaliwal, senior vice-president of Transformation & Strategic Partnerships. "The opportunities presented by this partnership will help to reshape all of our cyber-security offerings. Access to the EC-Council's cyber ranges, annual 'hackathons' and, most importantly, expedited routes toward the certified ethical hacker designation will have an immediate and positive impact on our students." Additional benefits of the partnership include: 

  • Discounted access to designation exams  
  • Two hackathon events per year for learners, sponsored by EC-Council  
  • Complimentary faculty certification scholarship for individuals seeking an EC-Council designation 
  • Admission to the annual Hacker Halted events and the Global CyberLympics events for learners and faculty

"We are very excited to welcome Humber College to our Academia Partner community," said Wesley Alvarez, director of Academics at EC-Council. "We look forward to working closely to expand professional learning opportunities in key cybersecurity areas that local employers are seeking. We are excited to bring tactical learning experiences, certifications such as CEH, and new cyber range technologies to the Toronto region to support the local community. Humber College is committed to transforming as the demand and skills gap for these roles continues to increase." 
 

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning  
Humber College is focused on our students' future. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 38,000 full-time and 19,000 part-time students and professional learners in-person at three main Toronto locations and online. A comprehensive range of credentials, including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships, and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca. 
 
For more information, please contact:  
Nadia Araujo 
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist 
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning 
nadia.araujo@humber.ca | 416.580.1364
 
About EC-Council Canada  
EC-Council's sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. They help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals to address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while also providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, the global intelligence community, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the best universities, colleges, and training companies worldwide. Their programs are in 140 countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education.
Learn more at: www.eccouncil.org 
 
For more information, please contact: 
Zehra Hasnain
Academic Accounts Specialist 
EC-Council Academia (Canada Region)