Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Barcelona, Spain will be the backdrop for this year’s Global CyberLympics championship competition. Global CyberLympics, the world's first international ethical hacking cyber game, is a nonprofit online cybersecurity competition that consists of four rounds: Computer Forensics, Computer Network Defense, Penetration Testing, and Capture the Flag. Last year, the competition had more than 3,000 cybersecurity professionals participate, representing 72 countries from all over the globe, including Australia, Africa, Egypt, Netherlands, and Brazil.
This year’s setting adds an additional element of drama to the games, as this is the first year the final round has been held outside of the US. Barcelona was an obvious choice for hosting this unique and exciting event, as it is among the most desirable vacation destinations on the planet. Because of the growth of the games, as well as the exciting destination for the finals, organizers expect to exceed the number of participants in 2014. Organizers are also expecting an increase in participation because Global CyberLympics has partnered with ISACA to hold the final competition at ISACA’s European Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS)/Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) conference. ISACA is a nonprofit association for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance.
ISACA International President Tony Hayes said, “Among the many cybersecurity activities ISACA has planned for this year, we are excited to host the CyberLympics World Finals at our EuroCACS/ISRM conference in September. Skilled cybersecurity professionals are a critical need today, and we look forward to welcoming these talented individuals to our conference in Barcelona.”
The Global CyberLympics rounds will begin the first week in August and ending the third week of August. The preliminary and final rounds for the top 12 teams will be held on September 29th at ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM conference, followed by the awards ceremony and announcement of world champions on September 30th. In addition to worldwide recognition and the thrill of victory, the top three teams will receive trophies, medals, and cash prizes.
Teams are encouraged to represent their region by registering early for a chance to win free online advanced technical training classes or $100 in Visa gift cards for each team member. For a more detailed listing of the competition schedule or to register a team to play in the games, please visit http://www.cyberlympics.org. For information about ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM conferences, please visit http://www.isaca.org/eucacs-isrm2014.
About EC-Council Foundation
EC-Council Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in cyber security. Established in 2012 by EC-Council, the foundation seeks to raise awareness, build capacity across nations and ultimately unify global cyber defense. EC-Council Foundation is the creator and organizer of Global CyberLympics, Hacker Halted, TakeDownCon, The Global CISO Forum, and Live.Learn.Secure. an education and training program. For more information regarding EC-Council Foundation or any of its programs, visit http://www.eccouncilfoundation.org.
With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA® (http://www.isaca.org) helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus™, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT®, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ (CRISC™) credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.