EC–Council University was incorporated in Wyoming in 2003 and licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department in 2006. The institution was created to educate and train cyber security professionals. Cyber security involves in–depth knowledge of a wide array of hardware and software systems as well as the skills and techniques to negotiate them. EC–Council, a world leader and creator of cyber–security certifications used throughout the globe, is the parent company of EC–Council University. EC–Council University Chairman of the Board Sanjay Bavisi believes that cyber security professionals must not only have skills and techniques, but they must be educated to step into leadership and managerial roles in their companies, agencies, and organizations. This belief led to the establishment of the Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program.
EC–Council University is licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department at 2048 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).