EC-Council is launching "CyberLympics" - Olympic games for Cyber Security
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Global CyberLympics is conceptualized and organized by EC-Council. The goal of the CyberLympics is to raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security. The mission of the Global CyberLympics is Unifying Global Cyber Defense through the Games. EC-Council's Global CyberLympics, the world's first ethical hacking championship will be held this September across six continents. The Global CyberLympics is endorsed by the U.N.'s cybersecurity executing arm. The mission behind the games is to foster better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues among countries.

Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that will take place starting from September across six continents. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global hacking championship round to determine the world's best cybersecurity team. The EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics.

The EC-Council's mission with the Global CyberLympics is to unify global cyber defense through the hacking games, along with the following objectives:
Capacity Building: Discover new talents, methods and ideas; and to encourage development in the field of information security. Besides discovering gifted hackers and cyber-defenders, the Global CyberLympics will also inspire the development of Information security professionals of the future.
Raising Awareness: Educate the global community, especially in developing nations and third world countries, on the issues of Information security, and encourage further development of the field. This will raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.
Global Peace: Foster friendship and create cohesiveness between information security professionals, whether as an individual, representing a corporation or for a national agency, and encourage frequent exchange of essential information, technology and skills.

Regional championships will be held in various locations across different continents, and co-hosted with reputable IT/information security conferences and tradeshows, as follows:
North America (Eastern) | Hacker Halted USA – Miami, USA
North America (Western) | TakeDownCon – Las Vegas, USA
South America | H2HC – Sao Paolo, Brazil
Europe | Hacktivity – Budapest, Hungary
Middle East & India | GITEX – Dubai, UAE
Asia Pacific | Hacker Halted APAC – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Africa | TakeDownCon – Johannesburg, South Africa

The CyberLympics world final is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2012, with its venue still being decided. EC-Council has selected iSight Partners' Threatspace platform as the Official Technology Partner of the Global CyberLympics 2011-12. Registration for the Global CyberLympics is open, and more details can be found at the official Global CyberLympics website:

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