(LiveHacking.Com) – The Global CyberLympics got underway on September 18th with the European Championships held in Budapest. Now on October the 25th, the world’s first international team ethical hacking championship comes to North America as part of Hacker Halted Miami.
The games, which are officially endorsed by the U.N.‘s cybersecurity executing arm, 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 Deloitte Netherlands team won the grueling European Championships and they will now represent Europe in the world finals in 2012. The North America Championships, which has been slimmed down to one competition from two (East and West), will decide which team will represent the USA and Canada.
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 when the competition was originally announced.
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