Will the USA take home the Global CyberLympics World Championship title for a second year?

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The regional finalists heading to the world finals of the Global CyberLympics competition, EC-Council Foundation’s worldwide hacking games event, were officially announced, including last year’s first time USA champions, The Cyber Padawans, and previous three-year European champions, The Hack.ERS. The competition will take place stateside this year in Washington, DC, a far trek from Barcelona where it was held in 2014.

Global Cyberlympics

Global CyberLympics is an online ethical hacking, computer network defense game, dedicated to finding the top computer network defense teams. Teams are made up of 4 to 6 players, and each round serves

... the world is watching to see if the United States can again be crowned the world champions of hacking.

The best teams in the world have battled each other in three preliminary rounds of the worldwide hacking games, Global Cyberlympics, consisting of digital forensics, network exploitation, and web applications. All 129 teams representing over 40 countries showed off their best hacking skills to make it to the world finals of EC-Council Foundation's Global CyberLympics. Only the top two teams from each region earned their spots in the finals:

South America
The Gonnect Method – Argentina
Proteus – Brazil

North America
CTRL+ALT+DEL –US
Something Panda – US

Europe
Hack.ERS – Netherlands
Sector C – Netherlands

Africa
Team Naija – Nigeria
Hawx - Nigeria

Asia
Specialist.RU - Russia
aaaaaa – India

Australia
The Green Team - Australia
PentestACLs – Australia

The world championship rounds of the Global Cyberlympics hacking games will be held live alongside ISACA’s CSX Conference in Washington DC on October 20th and the world is watching to see if the United States can again be crowned the world champions of hacking. Ending a three year winning streak for the Dutch team in 2014, the challengers have their work cut out for them as the Dutch are determined to win back their title.

This year EC-Council Foundation, the nonprofit behind the Games, has partnered with global IT association ISACA to bring the live hacking event to a larger audience.

Global CyberLympics is an online ethical hacking, computer network defense game, dedicated to finding the top computer network defense teams. Teams are made up of 4 to 6 players, and each round serves as an elimination round until only winning teams remain. The top winning teams from every continent are invited to play the game live in person at the world finals. Global CyberLympics’ goal is to raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security through a series of cyber competitions that encompass forensics, ethical hacking, and defense. One key initiative for Global CyberLympics is to foster an environment that creates child online protection through education. The mission statement of the Global CyberLympics is “Unifying Global Cyber Defense through the Games.”

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 Form 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.

About ISACA
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.

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