EC-Council University is an academy of teachers and learners that places particular value on the qualities of critical and innovative thinking, ethical behavior, leadership, and scholarship.

In a field as narrow and yet far-reaching as Information Assurance, these values promote and advance the goal of educating Information Assurance professionals, ensuring they are prepared to manage and lead others to make the world safer and more secure.

The educational environment grounded in these values empowers students to become critical and innovative thinkers and research-oriented problem solvers who embody high ethical standards, leadership skills, and an understanding of the global impact of their work.

Academic Values

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Critical Thinking:

Students in Information Assurance must learn to interpret information, analyze assumptions, evaluate the relevance of context, assess and analyze related data, integrate other perspectives, and identify and evaluate conclusions, implications, and consequences.

Innovative Thinking:

In the ever-changing world of Information Assurance leaders must be innovative thinkers ready to question the known, challenge the accepted and anticipate the future.

Ethical Behavior:

Because Information Assurance professionals are the guardians of information, it is imperative that its students adopt, embrace and practice ethical behavior in all aspects of their work.


Leaders in Information Assurance must not only be accomplished technicians, but affective communicators, collaborators and team builders who can work across and through organizational structure and hierarchy to achieve the determined outcome.


Without question, the abilities to theorize, observe, study, analyze, synthesize and apply new knowledge is imperative for the Information Assurance professional.