Chuck Lerch
HI Tech Hui
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HI Tech Hui announces strategic partnership with EC-Council to provide cybersecurity training in the South Pacific

Honolulu, Hawaii: HI Tech Hui, Hawaii’s cybersecurity experts, announced today that it will partner with EC-Council, a global leader in cybersecurity education, to provide cybersecurity training and certifications locally in Hawaii.

HI Tech Hui is Hawaii’s only EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC) and will offer a wide array of world-class, industry-recognized cybersecurity certifications. EC-Council programs are hands-on, providing learners key practical on-the-job skills along with real-world cybersecurity knowledge. HI Tech Hui’s EC-Council offerings include the Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT) and the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) programs.

The C|CT program is an entry-level cybersecurity certification that will equip individuals with the job-ready skills they need to pursue and develop their careers as cybersecurity specialists, consultants, network engineers, IT administrators, and more. The C|EH program will help learners protect their organizations and strengthen their security controls to minimize the risk of malicious attacks. Upon completion of the C|EH, learners will be ready for roles such as red team ethical hackers, performing offensive security in industries where these skills are coveted, including government, corporate, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be Hawaii’s only EC-Council Accredited Training Center,” says Chuck Lerch, CXO and Head of Cybersecurity at HI Tech Hui. “Our partnership with EC-Council will make Cybersecurity Education and Training accessible to a local tech talent base and give them the ability to enhance their knowledge in a field that has a great demand for skilled resources. With the increasing need for cyber talent expanding exponentially, this partnership will give the opportunity for home-grown cyber talent to flourish in the Islands.”

“Democratizing cybersecurity education is a key objective for EC-Council," said CEO and President Jay Bavisi. "With this partnership, we believe we will be able to help close the gap that exists in the market. We recently released C|EH v12, with a brand new Learn, Certify, Engage, Compete learning framework. The Engage and Compete methodology in particular is useful in training students because it provides real-world experience and a chance to compete with other ethical hackers across the globe. Given these new capabilities, the cybersecurity professionals coming out of HI Tech Hui will help close the cyber job gap and will be well equipped to beat hackers at their own game."

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, and industry-recognized credentials are critical for staying current on evolving cyberthreats, security tactics, and defense techniques. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide grew 250% between 2013 and 2021, from 1 million to 3.5 million, and is not expected to decline in the near future. With the cybersecurity unemployment rate currently being at zero, anyone qualified for a role in cybersecurity can have one. The partnership between EC-Council and HI Tech Hui will help fill the cybersecurity job gap.

About HI Tech Hui: HI Tech Hui, Hawaii’s cybersecurity experts, has a mission to protect Hawaii’s businesses from cyberattacks, data loss, and downtime and augments internal IT departments with IT support and cybersecurity expertise. HI Tech Hui is a driving force in educating the community on cybersecurity while driving the local tech industry to make Hawaii safer and more secure for the future. HI Tech Hui’s vision and mission is to go beyond tech and profits and to ensure that it is done with aloha. HI Tech Hui's customers span across multiple industries such as healthcare, financial institutions, major utility companies, theme parks, construction, and accounting firms. Our 100+ customers have chosen HI Tech Hui as their go-to partner for managed services, cybersecurity, and IT consulting. To learn more, visit www.

About EC-Council: EC-Council’s mission is to help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs have made their way to more than 150 countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. To learn more, visit