Annual Report 2021

Leaders of the
Ethical Hacking Community 2021

A C|EH Hall of Fame Annual Report

Bridging the cybersecurity skills gap and creating life-changing career opportunities


A Glimpse into the C|EH Hall of Fame Annual Report 2021

The Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Hall of Fame Annual Report 2021 highlights the importance of training and certification—specifically, EC-Council’s C|EH program—in building a talent pool to fill the numerous (and vital) available positions in the cybersecurity sector. It also emphasizes the role of skills development in increasing job satisfaction among those already working in the field. The right training increases the supply of new entrants into the cybersecurity job market and encourages the retention of indispensable mid- and upper-tier professionals by opening doors to exciting and promising career specializations.

Each year, EC-Council acknowledges the top achievers in the C|EH program. Those who receive a score of 90% or higher on the C|EH certification exam are invited to apply for nomination to the C|EH Hall of Fame. These participants are much more than a group of talented ethical hackers: They represent a new ray of hope in the fight to reverse current global threat trends by narrowing the cybersecurity skills gap.

The C|EH Hall of Fame nominees and finalists have each made positive individual contributions to mitigating cyberthreats, in addition to inspiring others through their teaching, mentorship, and example. They play a pivotal leadership role in increasing the number of well-prepared applicants eligible for cybersecurity job vacancies worldwide.


of C|EHs reported a salary increase of more than 20% compared with their peers.

C|EH Builds Skills That Help Thwart Ransomware

“Our firm was hit with a ransomware attack in 2017. Because of my C|EH
training, I was able to quickly identify the root cause of the attack
and then mitigate, remediate, and harden the network.”
Joseph Nar veez,
CTO at an asset management firm,
C|EH Hall of Fame finalist

Learn how EC-Coucil’s C|EH program helps bridge the skill gap
by enabling cybersecurity professionals to tackle security
vulnerablities and oversights.

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