Team from Mongolia Beats Favored Malaysian Teams to Advance to the Second Round of Global CyberLympics, an International Hacking and Computer Network Defense Competition

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Global CyberLympics Round One Forensics Security Challenge results have been posted. The favored top Malaysian teams were defeated teams by teams from Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India.

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The Global CyberLympics is a major initiative for EC-Council Foundation.

with so many great teams participating, it will be interesting to see which teams advance through the 2nd and 3rd rounds of competition to make it to the finals

Global CyberLympics is off to a good start as results have been posted for each regional competition and many teams left disappointed because they did not advance to the second round. Global CyberLympics kicked off with the South American competition where teams from Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and others competed. The competition was intense, but in the end the Deloitte LATCO team won with a high score of 6,000 and remained undefeated in the North American and Asian regional competitions. During the Asian regional competitionk only 1 team out of 33 Indian teams placed in the top ten to advance to Round 2, the Penetration test. Finally, in a last minute rush several teams submitted findings in the Forensics challenge to beat the Malaysian teams and advance to the next round.

The European competition was extremely intense as the majority of teams were tied. Teams from Ireland, Great Britain, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Hungary the Czech Republic and many more competed. At the end of the European competition, three teams were able to beat the Deloitte LATCO record of 6,000 by getting a score of 6,500, and two teams were able to tie with Deloitte LATCO making the European competition the most competitive. Two out of the three highest scoring teams in Europe are also from Deloitte teams Hack.ERS and sloopkogel, the third team Codezen is from Synalabs.

Sanjay Bavisi, President of the Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee, stated that “With so many high-level professional and college teams competing, the Global CyberLympics competitions will be more competitive and difficult than ever!”

The World Finals for Global CyberLympics will be held live at Hacker Halted; with so many great teams participating, it will be interesting to see which teams advance through the 2nd and 3rd rounds of competition to make it to the finals.

To learn more about Hacker Halted and the World Finals of Global CyberLympics, please visit: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012

About Hacker Halted
EC-Council’s flagship information security conference, Hacker Halted, aims to raise awareness toward increased education and ethics in information security. This information security conference series covers in-depth topics into the development of security issues plaguing the world. Hacker Halted features many world-renowned subject matter experts and high-level speakers, as well as some of the best technology companies showcasing their products and services. Hacker Halted provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. Hacker Halted has grown; from a single annual conference in Miami to a global conference series with events held in Malaysia, Dubai, Egypt, Singapore, Mexico, and Japan since its inception in 2009.
For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org

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 and international computer defense, and 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. Once EC-Council Foundation is recognized as exempt under §501(c)(3),contributions made after April 2, 2012 will be tax-deductible charitable contributions.

The 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.

For more information about Global CyberLympics and EC-Council Foundation, please visit http://www.cyberlympics.org

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