The first ever CyberLympics regional finals at Gitex Technology Week head towards the climax of the competition with some of the most skilful hackers from India and the Middle East taking part in a series of ethical challenges to attack and defend a number of software targets.
Covering web applications, OS compromise, exploit hunting, and lock picking, the event involves six teams from India, Jordan and the UAE pitted against each other to highlight the sophistication and speed of ICT security.
“It gives us great pleasure to be partnering with Gitex to host the region’s first CyberLympics finals,” said Leonard Chin, Vice Chair of the Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee. “CyberLympics involves a tremendous amount of skill and it’s a lot of fun, but it is also an excellent way to raise awareness of cybercrime. We have already seen a great attendance throughout the championship and I expect the audience will grow even more for the final day.”
EC-Council’s Global CyberLympics (http://cyberlympics.org), the world’s first ethical hacking championship will be held this September across six continents. The Global CyberLympics is endorsed by IMPACT – the Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union. The mission behind the games is to foster better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues among countries.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – IMPACT – the Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union, has endorsed the Global CyberLympics, a new initiative by the EC-Council to foster stronger international cooperation on information security issues and to improve cybersecurity training and awareness in developing nations and third world countries.
Created by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that will take place starting from September across six continents. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global championship round to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. The EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics. Read more…
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