The World’s First International Ethical Hacking, Computer Network Defense and Forensics Competition Global CyberLympics Has Ten New Advisory Board Members

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Global CyberLympics an online Ethical Hacking game announces its newly formed Advisory Board, including but not limited to: Curtis Levinson United States NATO Cyber Defense Advisor, Sali Osman Cyber Security Advisor for GE Capital, and Balaji Venketeshwar the Vice President of Information Security at BA Continuum.

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Last year’s world finals competition was an action packed 6 hours with hacker teams changing positions several times as they jockeyed for top honors.

Global CyberLympics, an international ethical hacking, cyber security online game is proud to announce its newly formed advisory board. The Advisory Board is made up of the following members:

Sharvind Appiah, Chief Information Officer of GEODIS Group
Dr. Abu Hasan Ismail, CEO and Founder of Prestariang Berhad
Curtis Levinson, United States NATO Cyber Defense Advisor
Sali Osman, Cyber Security Advisor for GE Capital
Todd Salmon, Director of Security Assessments at FishNet
Marc Atayi, President and CEO of Techworld International
Balaji Venketeshwar, Vice President of Information Security at BA Continuum (A wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America in Asia pacific and Latin America)
Roberto Puyó Vallardes, Chief Information Security Officer at ONP (Ministry of Economy of the Government of Peru)

Jay Bavisi, President of the Global CyberLympics Organization Committee stated “The Advisory Board is as diverse as our players, and are representative of different areas around the globe. With their feedback, we can improve the games.” The Advisory Board will counsel the Global CyberLympics Organization committee on the following topics: development of the games, proficiency of the games, sponsorships, game continuity, and promotion of the games.

For more information contact Janelle McLean -Program Coordinator of Global CyberLympics at Janelle.mclean(at)eccouncil(dot)org.

About the 2012 Global CyberLympics Games
The 2012 Global CyberLympics grew by over 200%, and increased the number of Countries that participated from 27 to 52. Last year’s world finals competition was an action packed 6 hours with hacker teams changing positions several times as they jockeyed for top honors. These final games drew a consistent crowd as Hacker Halted conference goers gathered to see which flags (servers) teams were capturing. In the end team Hack.ERS from the Netherlands were able to defend their World Championship title, as they reclaimed 1st place for the second year in a row. The 2nd place team was the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Padawans of the USA and the 3rd place spot went to team of Hungry.

About the EC-Council Foundation
EC-Council Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in security skills; it is the founding company for Global CyberLympics an international computer defense, and ethical hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation’s application for recognition of its exemption from federal income tax under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is pending with the Internal Revenue Service.

EC-Council Foundation was established in 2012 by the founders of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council). The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) a member-based organization that certifies individuals in e-business and information security skills. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT), and numerous others that are offered in over 87 countries through more than 450 training partners globally. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 individuals and certified more than 40,000 security professionals.

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