Are Mauritians being duped into Ethical Hacking?

The term 'hacking' is lucrative and very often people wish to associate themselves with it as a skillset show-off.

I recently read testimonials of Government officers on a Certified Ethical Hacker course by EC-Council. That pushed me to question whether Mauritians are being cheated into 'ethical hacking' because it seemed too obvious that the Government was naive enough to fall in this trap.

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Above are testimonials left by two Government officers on an EC-Council CEH trainer's website.

In recent times, EC-Council's CEH has attracted many young folks. A mere Google search for ethical hackers in Mauritius would reveal its popularity. Nevertheless, EC-Council does not seem to have a clean track record. Did the persons wishing to become "hackers" carry a proper search on the topic? I doubt.

Attrition.org is a computer security website having one of its aims to expose industry frauds and inform the public about incorrect information in computer security articles.

I would recommend aspiring hackers and Government officers to read Charlatan - EC-Council (ECC) before jumping on the decision whether to or not to go ahead of a Certified Ethical Hacker certification by EC-Council.

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In 2013, attrition.org disclosed emails from EC-Council's Vice President that smeared the company's name into something as serious as plagiarism.


Those who wish, this might be another interesting read.
Does the Government of Mauritius support EC-Council CEH? Hints from Computer Security Day 2012.


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