Partnership with EC-Council

10 January 2020
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KnowledgeTree Training Centre Pte Ltd is pleased to announce their partnership with EC-Council from January 2020.

Managed by Wissen International Pte Ltd, the exclusive EC-Council distributor for specific countries in the Asia Pacific region, the partnership aims to provide EC-Council certified cyber security awareness training to staff at organisations to have the fundamental understanding of various computer and network security threats. One main objective of the partnership is to help organisations deal with the present-day cyber security threats by preparing staff of all levels to be able to play their part in the defence of cyber threats.

Through the partnership, KnowledgeTree will also be able to assist organisations to understand the threat vulnerabilities via users on their IT network through EC-Council’s OhPhish solutions and may extend the provision of cyber security training beyond the entry level.

Cyber threats on organisations in Singapore

In a poll conducted by US-based private cybersecurity provider, Carbon Black on 250 leaders and executives of companies in Singapore, 96% of them said that their organisation experienced cyber attacks previously1. In the Singapore Cyber Landscape 2018 report by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore CSA, a total of 16,100 phishing URLs with a Singapore-link were observed in 2018. Government websites such as Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority were commonly spoofed to steal personal and financial data2.

Cyber threats in the private security sector

The security industry is undergoing a phase of digitalisation ever since the Security Industry Transformation Map (ITM) was launched in 20183. As organisations in the industry move towards implementing technology in their security solutions, they may be making themselves more susceptible to cyber threats.
KnowledgeTree will work with Wissen International to engage the sector by promoting cyber security awareness and educate stakeholders in the industry to better create a robust cyber defence strategy against such attacks.

About EC-Council

International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. EC-Council operates in 145 countries and have trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organisations worldwide.

EC-Council provides a wide range of cyber security certifications at various levels. From the fundamental level for everyday computer users to certifications for cyber security professionals at the advanced levels such as their renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) certifications.

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About Wissen International

Wissen is the exclusive distributor and sole representative of EC-Council being known as the cyber security competency development arm. More than 80 EC-Council academia and accredited training partners across Singapore and Asia Pacific such as Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam are managed by Wissen. Wissen also works in collaboration with government and local associations to proliferate EC-Council’s cybersecurity courses.

About KnowledgeTree Training Centre

Established in 2006, KnowledgeTree Training Centre is an Approved Training Organization accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore that offers security courses under the WorkForce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. To date, KnowledgeTree has worked with over 100 security agencies and corporate partners and trained more than 4,000 security professionals who have successfully completed their WSQ Security certifications. Today, KnowledgeTree is key contributor in the security sector, ensuring talents in the industry are equipped with necessary skills to stay relevant as the industry transforms.

For more information about the partnership, please send your enquiry to