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Ernst & Young, has put together the quintessential course for security engineers looking to improve their ability to protect their organization's website, systems, and network. Dubbed eXtreme Hacking, and carrying a price tag of $5,000 a slot, this course is for anyone but hacks. With an impressive course book that fills a two-inch thick binder, leading Ernst & Young security engineers take you step-by-step through all the ways that bad guys try to subvert your mission critical servers and network configurations. Using dual-bootable NT-Linux laptops, and an accompanying network setup for practicing subversive attacks and exploits, attendees will leave the course with an entire new bag of tools and tricks that help them understand how bad guys identify target IP addresses, collect information about the systems they plan on compromising, and exploit weaknesses without being noticed. The idea is to learn how to figure out what the weaknesses are in your organization's network before the bad guys do.
in recent years, the SEC has cautioned firms such as Ernst & Young that consulting for the same companies that you audit is a conflict of interest. This may be the biggest reason why Ernst & Young recently spun-off a new company known as eSecurityOnline.com which specializes in information security content, management, and online services. Course Strengths System and network auditing has not been around long enough to have succumb to as formal a process as tax and revenue auditing. There is a dearth of