Are Mauritians being duped into Ethical Hacking?

December 8, 2015
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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.



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. 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.


In 2013, 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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