negg® Partners with EC-Council to address the cybersecurity skills shortage for time-constrained professionals in Italy

08 Sep 2019

The cybersecurity industry is evolving rapidly. Cyber-crime is a steadily growing phenomenon. Cyber-attacks on mobile devices and laptops that are not adequately secured are easy, and the probability of being caught is extremely low. On one hand, most users are not appropriately trained on the risks related to the use of the network, while on the other hand, cyber attackers are gaining more and more specialist capabilities through the latest and cutting-edge technologies. 

The emergency is real. Europe alone is expecting a shortage of 350,000 cybersecurity professionals by 2022. Italian business leaders have begun to view cybersecurity as a critical component of their businesses, but this anticipated shortage of cybersecurity professionals has left many organizations unsure of their next step.

In this alarming scenario, negg®, a reference point for cybersecurity in Italy and abroad, has chosen to take a stance and has entered into a partnership with EC-Council to fight cybercrime through spreading the knowledge. 

This collaboration aims at creating more cybersecurity ready professionals to move closer to a shared vision of securing Italy as a global actor in cybersecurity-related knowledge. Through this partnership, both cybersecurity enthusiasts and professionals in Italy will now have access to EC-Council’s credentials and training, preparing them for the requirements of the industries. 

EC-Council has already certified over 220,000 security professionals. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations, militaries and governing bodies around the world. EC-Council’s courses and certifications have received several accreditations, including ANSI 17024 and GCT (GCHQ Certified Training), and have set the standard for what the world has come to expect from cybersecurity courses. Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and the UK’s GCHQ. Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). For more information about EC-Council, please see 

 “Government, business, and military institutions have increased their demand for certified cybersecurity professionals, and yet we still face a shortage of qualified professionals,” says Jay Bavisi, President of the EC-Council Group, “we are on the constant lookout for ways to provide a more flexible and convenient solution to educate and certify cybersecurity professionals of tomorrow. Through this initiative, our training and certification programs will increase security awareness and the level of competence in an institution”.

negg®, which was recently awarded as “Excellence of the year, Innovation & Leadership Cybersecurity” at Le Fonti Award, over recent years, has been able to promote itself as a reference point for the computer security in the new digital era, embodying the best of "Cybersecurity Made in Italy" and this vital growth has not gone unnoticed. 

negg® as the exclusive EC-Council reseller in Italy will be offering all of EC-Council’s courses, ranging from technical courses such as the C|EH, to more strategic/leadership courses, such as C|CISO.

Francesco Taccone, CEO and Co-Founder of negg® commented, “We are delighted that we have become an official reseller of EC-Council Training. As exclusive partners, our students will now receive official content from EC-Council themselves, meaning that we can offer more effective, exam-focused training from the people who created the exam themselves. With the cybersecurity industry facing a skills shortage, we are delighted to be partnering with EC-Council to help combat the skills gap”. 

All the courses are offered in e-learning and aim to train professionals that require critical training but are unable to commit to a traditional learning path. Through this partnership, negg® will be able to offer a solution to busy professionals who need cybersecurity training through EC-Council’s self-paced learning option, iLearn. The collaboration provides a powerful solution in a market facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals. 

There is a wide array of options that meet everyone's needs: Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), and Certified Network Defender (C|ND), C|TIA – Certified Threat intelligence analyst  C|SCU – Certified Secure Computer User V2  C|ASE JAVA – Certified Application Security Engineer (C|ASE.JAVA) C|ASE.NET – Certified Application Security Engineer (C|ASE.NET)  E|DRP – Disaster Recovery Professional, C|HFI – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator C|CISO – Certified Chief Information Security Officer, E|CSA – Certified Security Analyst, E|CIH – EC-Council Certified Incident Handler V2, C|ND – Certified Network Defender, E|HCS – Ethical Hacking Core Skills, L|PT (master) – Advanced Penetration Testing, and much more.

All highly specialized courses open many new career possibilities.  

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