(LiveHacking.Com) – The U.N.‘s cybersecurity executing arm has officially endorsed the EC-Council’s upcoming Global CyberLympics. This new Olympic style ethical hacking championship will start this September across six continents with the aim of fostering better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues on the international stage.
The games will be made up of both offensive and defensive security challenges. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global hacking championship final to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. The EC-Council is sponsoring the events with over $400,000 worth of prizes.
The Global CyberLympics is supported by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which is part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
“The Global CyberLympics could help to foster a greater sense of partnership and cooperation between countries on the issue of cybersecurity,” said Mohd Noor Amin, Chairman of IMPACT. “By sharing knowledge, training and resources, we can help to improve the level of cybersecurity in many countries and regions around the world.”
Regional championships will be held in various locations across different continents, and co-hosted with reputable IT/information security conferences and tradeshows, as follows:
- North America (Eastern) | Hacker Halted USA – Miami, USA
- North America (Western) | TakeDownCon – Las Vegas, USA
- South America | H2HC – Sao Paolo, Brazil
- Europe | Hacktivity – Budapest, Hungary
- Middle East & India | GITEX – Dubai, UAE
- Asia Pacific | Hacker Halted APAC – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Africa | TakeDownCon – Johannesburg, South Africa
The EC-Council hope to hold the world final during the first quarter of 2012.
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