Our Blackhat 2012 coverage continues as Alicia speaks with hacker, instructor and fellow Ninja Ralph Echemendia about his recent collaboration with Oliver Stone on the feature film SAVAGES.

Echemendia was brought in by Stone to ensure SAVAGES achieved a high degree of realism and authenticity for it’s scenes of computer hacking and hacker culture. In addition to his consulting work on the hacker set, props and hacking processes seen in the film, Echemendia also consulted on the script as well as plays a small on-camera role in the movie.

Secure Ninja is teaming up with Echemendia to offer a special version of our popular Certified Ethical Hacker course at Ninja HQ in Alexandria, VA in September. CyberSAVAGES will be a unique and fascinating CEH class taught by Ralph Echemendia and fellow Ninjas Larry Greenblatt and Tom Updegrove. Greenblatt and Updegrove are well known for their high-energy kung fu inspired teaching methods and high pass rates. In addition, Echemendia will provide a lot of behind-the-scenes context from his work on SAVAGES.

For more information on the CyberSAVAGES course please visit https://secureninja.com/savages

Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES opened in theaters May 6th. For more information on the film, visit http://www.savagesfilm.com