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CEH v10 update - what you need to know

The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10 has arrived. 

The ninth edition of CEH was released in 2015, this update focused on cloud computing and the security behind the popular technology which everyone knows about but can't really explain. 

CEH was originally released in 2003 and EC-Council have updated their most popular certification to reflect the changes in technology, especially in the cyber security sector which has become so vital to protecting data. As the information technology industry has evolved, so has the sophistication and complexity of the methods that cyber criminals use to try and access information.

What is changing?

EC-Council update their qualifications according to employer and industry standards. Here's what's new:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) security - The Internet of Things contains anything that has a computing device connected enabling data transactions, e.g. cars, watches and fridges. The importance of security in IoT was highlighted in 2016 when the Mirai botnet caused a DDoS attack that compromised hundreds of thousands of IoT connected objects.
  • Upgraded vulnerability assessment material
  • Cloud attack vectors, AI and Machine Learning
  • Introduction to the CEH Practical - a six-hour exam that requires you to demonstrate the application of ethical hacking techniques to solve a security audit challenge. The next step after attaining CEH certification.

If you're looking to become certified in the latest version of CEH, you can find out more information here.