Global CyberLympics Announces Round Two Winners, as Teams from the United States, Sri Lanka, India and Switzerland are Eliminated During the Hacking Round of Competition

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Global CyberLympics Round Two Hacking-Penetration test challenge results have been posted. Teams from the United States, India, Switzerland and Sri Lanka have been eliminated.

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

With the elimination rounds becoming more intense, it will be interesting to find out which teams will advance and win the world finals competition

Global CyberLympics Round Two Penetration test yielded surprising results, as many favored teams did not move into the 3rd round. The hacking-penetration test consisted of teams planting their flags in the system root, while defending themselves from other teams. The competition was very close, but after calculating the final results teams from France, Netherlands, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Nigeria, Peru, Malawi, United States, Switzerland and Argentina were able to move into the 3rd round.

The Second round yielded surprising results as the top four teams from last round (Hack.ERS - Netherlands, sloopkogel - Netherlands, Codezen - France and Deloitte – Latin America) were beat by 4,000 points by the Magpies from Australia who achieved a high score of 16,000 points for the second round. As the competition advances, it becomes more difficult to predict which team will win the world finals due to the competition steadily becoming more competitive.

Teams have already begun preparing for the third round, the CND (Computer Network Defense) competition, as the stakes have become higher. The top six teams remaining for each continent will be reduced to the top two teams, which will be invited to compete at the world finals held live at Hacker Halted in Miami, Florida. Sanjay Bavisi President of the Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee stated that “With the elimination rounds becoming more intense, it will be interesting to find out which teams will advance and win the world finals competition.” Teams have an extra week to prepare for the third round of competition so hopefully this will help ease the nerves of the contestants.

To learn more about Hacker Halted and the World Finals of Global CyberLympics held live on October 29th, 2012 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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