The EC-Council Global Awards honor top performers in cybersecurity training, education, instruction, and leadership across the world annually.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, January 20, 2021 /Neptune100/ — EC-Council is pleased to announce 2020’s Global Award recipients across the world:

The EC-Council Global Awards recognize excellence in cybersecurity training, education, instruction, and leadership. These awards honor partners and individuals that have made contributions to cybersecurity education and training environments that create lasting impacts on their networks and local communities.

The 2020 winners were carefully selected from an extensive EC-Council training and education network that extends across 145 countries, over 2,830 training centers, over 1,200 Certified EC-Council Instructors, and over 2,500 education partners and academic faculty. EC-Council’s Awards Committee reviews each nominee’s impact, assessing their instruction, student experiences, leadership, engagements to create platforms for cybersecurity training and education, and more.

Congratulating the winners, President of EC-Council, Jay Bavisi, said, “Our annual EC-Council Awards highlight our global partners’ and trainers’ commitment and achievements that have widely influenced the information security community. We are pleased to honor so many accomplished training providers, academic institutions, and instructors who are dedicated to the betterment of world-class cybersecurity education globally. I congratulate all of the winners for their achievements and dedication to the industry and EC-Council in their respective region.”

The following is the full list of EC-Council Global Awards 2020 winners:

EC-Council Training Center of The Year Award

• Training Camp (North America)
• BT (Europe)

EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award

• Global Knowledge (North America)
• Phoenix TS (North America)
• Learning Tree International (North America)
• Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (South Asia)
• PT. Digifor Intertech Asia (APAC)
• CLS Learning Solutions (Africa)
• IT Security Training and Solutions (Middle East)

EC-Council ATC of the Year Awards

• LeaderQuest Holdings Inc. (North America)
• Systex Corporation – UCOM Information Technology (APAC)
• Top Out Human Capital Co., Ltd. (APAC)
• New Horizons CLC Singapore (APAC)
• Bytes People Solutions (Africa)
• QA Ltd. (Europe)
• Tshukudu Technology College (Europe)
• HackerU Ltd. (Middle East)

EC-Council ATC Circle of Excellence Award

• UMBC Training Centers (North America)
• InfoSec Institute Inc. (North America)
• My Computer (North America)
• Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (North America)
• Firebrand Training Limited (Europe)
• GOPAS A.S. (Europe)
• Global Knowledge – UK (Europe)
• Global Knowledge – Netherlands (Europe)
• Proyecto Universidad Empresa S.L. (Formerly known as PUE) (Europe)
• Sysdream (Europe)
• Strong Security Brazil (LATAM)
• ETEK International Holding Corp. (LATAM)
• Sites Learning India Pvt Ltd. (South Asia)
• Cartel Software Pvt. Ltd. (South Asia)
• Koenig Solutions Ltd. (South Asia)
• Infosec Train (Training Div of Azpirantz Technologies LLP) (South Asia)
• SSDN Technologies Pvt Ltd (South Asia)
• IT Security Training and Solutions (Middle East)
• PT. Inixindo Persada Rekayasa Komputer (APAC)
• NEC Management Partner Co., Ltd. (APAC)
• ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte. Ltd. (Comat) (APAC)
• Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte. Ltd. (APAC)
• BridgingMinds Network Pte. Ltd. (APAC)
• Torque Technical Computer Training Pvt. Ltd. (APAC)
• New Horizons Systems Solution Ltd (Nigeria) (Africa)

EC-Council ATC Best Newcomer Award

• RSA Security LLC (North America)
• Securium Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (South Asia)
• Brain4ce Education Solution Private Limited (South Asia)
• e-Work (Africa)
• Insight Information Technology (Middle East)
• Formatech Dubai FZ LLC (Middle East)

EC-Council Academia Partner of the Year Award

• Western Governors University (North America)

EC-Council Academia Circle of Excellence Award

• University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) (North America)
• University of Phoenix (North America)
• ECPI University (North America)
• Independence University (North America)
• PSB Academy Pte. Ltd. (APAC)

EC-Council Academia Best Newcomer Award (All Regions)

• North Central Texas College (North America)

EC-Council Academia Innovator of the Year Award

• Forsyth Technical Community College (North America)

EC-Council Instructor (CEI) of the Year Award

• Eric Reed (North America)
• Antonio Da Silva (Europe)
• Dennis Paul Nino Sanchez (APAC)
• Szu-Mu Ho (APAC)
• Belly Rachdianto (APAC)
• Jen-Wei Tang (APAC)
• Leonardo La Rosa (LATAM)

EC-Council Instructor (CEI) Circle of Excellence Award

• Keatron Evans (North America)
• Kevin King (North America)
• Nathan Hand (North America)
• Marcus Clark (North America)
• William Ischanoe (Europe)
• Robert Petrunic (Europe)
• Sergey Klevogin (Europe)
• Andre Pevidor de Almeida (LATAM)
• Eder Luis Oliveira Goncalves (LATAM)
• Anita Ratnasari (APAC)
• Chih-Wei Fang (APAC)
• Alex Toh Aik Meng (APAC)
• Hardshad Rai (APAC)
• Desi Ramayanti (APAC)
• Patrick Asamago (Africa)
• Aziz Magdy Ghaly (Africa)
• Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed Abdelghani (Africa)
• Amreet Manoj Visal (South Asia)
• Naveen Kumar (South Asia)
• Anil Raj (South Asia)
• Jaya Krishna Rao Sompalle (South Asia)
• Vikas P.S (South Asia)
• Jayanth Betha (South Asia)
• Mohammed Abrarul Haque (Middle East)
• Usman Imtiaz (Middle East)

EC-Council Instructor (CEI) Newcomer of the Year Award

• Prasanna V Balaji (South Asia)
• Melvin Sandron (South Asia)
• Jitendra Pratap (South Asia)
• Dr. Mohsen Kakavand (APAC)
• Dr. Paula M.W. Musuva (Africa)
• Nqobani Nkala (Africa)
• Daisuke Tanabe (Europe)
• Łukasz Basa (Europe)
• Nilson Sangy Junior (LATAM)
• Rishi Guleria (Middle East)

EC-Council Academia Instructor of the Year Award

• Ervin Frenzel, Collin College (North America)

EC-Council Academia Instructor Circle of Excellence Award

• Jason McHuen, Northern Virginia Community College (North America)
• Franklin Mesa, Miami Dade College (North America)
• Chris Herring, Fayetteville Technical Community College (North America)

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