EC-Council University honored graduates and award winners at their annual awards ceremony on the eve of the 14th iteration of their yearly international event, Hacker Halted, in Atlanta, GA on 12th September 2018. The red-carpet event of EC-Council witnessed cybersecurity professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, aspiring students, as well as enthusiastic guests from all different parts of the world.
EC-Council University recognized faculty members and students for their valuable contribution in several areas including academic excellence, professional development, creative activity, scholarships, initiative, perseverance, service, and “cutting edge” contributions to the cybersecurity industry.
All the graduates were honored with a course completion certificate while the awardees were appreciated with certificates, a free pass to Hacker Halted 2018, discounted hotel tariffs, and passes to the gala night.
Students’ Awards at Hacker Halted 2018:
The first award has been given to two students, one from the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (BSCS) program and one from the Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCS) program. The valedictorian award recognizes the dedication and hard work of the students that have achieved the highest rank in their academics.
BSCS – Fredrick Ballard
MSCS – Brian McDaniel
The second award of the event was given to two students of the Bachelor and Master Programs for their attempt to lead in their academic year and achieving the second highest academic rank among all their fellow students.
BSCS – David Valdez
MSCS – Rory Ebanks
Top Achiever’s Award
The top achiever’s award of EC-Council University has been given to Muhammed Shameer for his contribution towards demonstrating strong initiative, perseverance, and the ability to stand against obstacles and overcome tremendous hardships to graduate.
Top Academic Award
The top academic award is recognized based on the brilliant assignments, referee / non-referee cyber journal, innovation, as well as a contribution to the cybersecurity community through the development of new software, app, or hardware. The Top Academic Award for the year 2018 has been given to Bilal Asif for his overall performance and innovative solutions. He has been awarded a certificate and $300 scholarship toward tuition fees and will also be recommended to ECCU partnered companies for internship and placement opportunities.
Faculty of the Year 2018
The EC-Council University faculty of the year 2018 was honored to an esteemed member, Yuri Diogenes, for his on par contribution to the university.
Excellence in Teaching
The EC-Council University Excellence in Teaching 2018 award was shared by two faculty members, Lisa “Elle” Ligon and Kyle Conley for their valuable contributions towards their job.
About EC-Council University
EC-Council University was founded in 2003 by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Sanjay Bavisi, to educate and train information security professionals across the globe. It currently offers a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Cyber Security as well as five graduate certificate programs to provide students with a strong foundation and preparation in management and leadership. EC-Council University places value on the qualities of ethical behavior, innovative thinking, critical thinking, scholarship, and leadership to help promote and advance the goal of educating information security experts, preparing them to make the world safer and more secure for everyone.
EC-Council University is accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)— a private, non-profit organization that operates as a national accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides a single source of nationally recognized accreditation. DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency as well as an acknowledged member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
EC-Council International, the parent company of EC-Council University, is a world leader in certifying professionals in these skills and techniques. The company is the creator and owner of several internationally-recognized certifications including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), and License Penetration Testing program (LPT) among others in more than 150 countries.
EC-Council has certified more than 220,000 information security professionals worldwide.
To know more about EC-Council University visit: https://www.eccu.edu/