To strengthen our cyber security force and skills, our CTO, Al Victoriano took a master class training of Ethical hacking from EC-Council last May 27 to 30. EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants), is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body.

The 4-day training is the first master class offered in the Philippines for ethical hacking which focused on hacking methodology; basics of ethical hacking including the tools used; compliances to ISO, HIPAA and the likes. Moreso, the training tackled about cloud security as well as IOT hacking and the latest (version 10) ethical hacking techniques.

After the training, Al took another week to prepare and review for the exam. Reviews were done after office and during mornings. After the week long preparation, Al took the 3-hour exam and passed it. He was elated that he had overcome the challenges and passed the exam. With both certifications in incident handling and ethical hacking, Al is proud to say that he is equipped with the proper knowledge and all geared up to conquer the cyber security arena. As CTO of 8Layer, Al believes that continuously studying new methodologies and taking certifications is a must in capacity building. He encourages fellow IT practitioners to always keep learning new technologies to keep up with the innovations of the IT world.