6 reasons to Become a Network Defender With EC-Council


now dominates the priorities of every enterprise striving to adapt to a post-COVID world. Forced to go remote, workers’ identities and devices are the new security perimeter. In fact, cybersecurity for business is now as critical as internet access itself.

Studies and news reports had demonstrated that cyber attackers are quick to attack the new, unprotected threat surfaces created when millions of employees started working from home. Providing network security to such an unprecedented, distributed ecosystem in this post pandemic world is every Network Defense Team’s acid test. The Certified Network Defender v2 program has been upgraded and loaded with battle-ready ammunition to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches.

Individuals and corporations looking to strengthen their Network Defense Skills will find CND v2 a must-have for 6 reasons:

1.) Only comprehensive network defense program built to incorporate critical secure network skills - Protect, Detect, Respond and Predict.

2.) Maps to NICE 2.0 Framework which open to a wide array of future jobs.

3.) Accredited by ANSI, a private certification body that verifies certification programs.

4.) Deploys a hands-on approach to learning with Intensive labs

5.) CND is designed with an enhanced focus on Threat Prediction, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

6.) According to PayScale, the average salary of a Network Security Engineer is over $85,555 and a Network Defender Architect is over USD 91,000 annually.

Network administrators are experts in network environments and components like network topology, protocols, IP addresses, traffic, etc. When equipped with adequate network security skills, organizations can defend themselves from vicious attacks caused by vulnerabilities in the network. The Certified Network Defender (C|ND) is a network security training and credentialing program offered by New Horizons.


May 2021

By: Shelsey Salgado