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Dan Nelson Earns Certified Ethical Hacker Credential

August 19, 2014 Press Releases

Daniel C. Nelson, a partner and co-chair of Armstrong Teasdale’s Privacy and Data Security practice, has become a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) through the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC Council). An “ethical hacker” is an information security professional trained to penetrate networks and/or computer systems using the same methods and techniques as a criminal hacker.

The EC Council is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for information security professionals. Its C|EH program teaches such professionals how to think like a hacker through classes aimed at teaching detailed mechanics of various attack vectors, including hacking web applications, mobile device platforms, wireless networks and social engineering.

Nelson previously became a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). A major credential in the field of information privacy, the CIPP/US certification indicates that a holder knows U.S. data protection laws, key privacy terminology, and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.

The two credentials enhance Nelson’s law practice by indicating his ability to counsel clients about security flaws and techniques to protect their data.

Nelson is also a commercial litigator representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal cases involving trade secrets, contracts, securities, corporate governance and legal malpractice. Nelson earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law and B.S. from Oklahoma State University. He is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Illinois.