Global Cyberlympics, EC-Council Foundation’s worldwide hacking competition, names finalists after elimination round.

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The finalists of the Global CyberLympics competition, EC-Council Foundation’s worldwide hacking event, were officially announced. Finalists will travel to compete for the championship in The Hague, Netherlands at the world finals.

Global CyberLympics

Global CyberLympics is an online ethical hacking, computer network defense game, dedicated to finding the top computer network defense teams.

The competition includes some capture the flag components like traditional hacking competitions, but Cyberlympics goes beyond the basics by providing challenges that span nearly all areas of IT security

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 eligible teams from each region are invited to play the game live in person at the world finals.

Competitors range from college students to professional organizations like Deloitte, KPMG, CISCO, and many more.

The best hacking teams on the planet have battled each other in an online single-elimination round to make it to the finals of the Global CyberLympics. Two teams from each region earned their spots in the finals:

The finalists from each region are as follows:

North America
First Place    Knightsec (United States)    
Second Place    The Internet Explorerers (United States)        

South America        
First Place    H3x Pr0ph3ts    (Brazil)    
Second Place    Proteus (Brazil)

Asia        
First Place    KLHT     (Russia)
Second Place    Kansas City Shuffle (Russian Federation)

Australia        
First Place    xHack.MDY=    (Australia)
Second Place    xHack.MDg=    (Australia)

Africa        
First Place    Team BENIN    (Benin)
Second Place    #Thacket; (Morroco)

Europe        
First Place    dotelite     (Netherlands)
Second Place    khack40 (France)

Last year’s world champions, Hack.ers of the Netherlands, receive an automatic invitation to the finals and will be onsite to defend their title. Competing as a guest team is calamity from China.

Each of the teams will travel to The Hague, Netherlands to compete in person at the Global Cyberlympics finals for the title of World Champion. The Finals will be held in conjunction with the Cyber Security Week hosted by Security Delta of The Hague. The week is a full week of Cyber Security events such as Interpole’s Cyber Warfare conference and EC-Council’s CISO Summit Netherlands.

According to Eric Lopez, Executive of the EC-Council Foundation, “The competition includes some capture the flag components like traditional hacking competitions, but Cyberlympics goes beyond the basics by providing challenges that span nearly all areas of IT security such as pen testing, forensics, malware, log analysis, system exploitation, physical security, etc.” Mr. Lopez went on to say, “The Global Cyberlympics is not solely focused on offense or defense but rather, it’s an all-encompassing approach allowing teams to compete with whatever cyber security strengths they bring to the competition.”

The Cyberlympics finals event is an 8-hour competition where the teams compete against each other in various cyber security challenges which are measured by submission of tokens. The three teams who submit the most tokens will be awarded medals at the awards ceremony, which will be held in atrium of the City Hall in The Hague and will be presented by the Mayor.

The finals and award ceremony will be recorded and aired by the TV show Champions du Monde, a documentary series that dives head-on into the most fascinating competitions around the world. The producers of the show, Quiet Motion, chose Cyberlympics for an episode because cyber competitors are growing in popularity as well as the fact that EC-Council Foundation’s competition is the only hacking game that is truly global.

All eyes will be on the two Dutch teams competing on their home turf. The top finisher in Europe, dotelite, is from Deloitte Netherlands. They will have to defeat the reigning world champions for the past several years, Hack.ers, also from the Netherlands, however, which has proven no easy feat for teams in the past.

Previous finals have been held in Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Barcelona, Spain, and Washington DC.

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 cyber security conferences as well as the Global CISO Forum. For more information regarding EC-Council Foundation or any of its programs, visit http://www.eccouncilfoundation.org.

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