Yes, you read that correctly. The EC-Council Foundation announced today that there are just 20 days left until the Global CyberLympics World Finals begin.
This is an international cyber competition that will be held at ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM conference in Barcelona, Spain. The competition will feature teams of ethical hackers from over 30 countries battling to be crowned champion. There are cash prizes available (up to $1,000 for all team members) and an option for under-18s to display their ethical cyber skills, too. CyberLympics is considered the world’s first competitive ethical hacking game.
According to the Global CyberLympics website, the aim of the games is to “create an opportunity for ethical hacking to be accepted, practiced and demonstrated without any discrimination, across all geographical boundaries – for the purpose of understanding what it takes to protect and secure critical information and assets.”
The EC-Council Foundation is a non-profit organisation funded by EC-Council, the creators of popular ethical hacking programs such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), for which IT Governance is an official reseller.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, register to take part in the Global CyberLympics before 31 July 2014.