Global CyberLympics Announces Support from Oman ITA
By staff - Fri Jul 27, 8:27 pm
The world’s first international computer security, computer defense and forensics competition has seven new partners including: the Utah Cyber Challenge, MITRE STEM CTF, Career Technical Education Foundation, Sri Lankan CERT, the Indonesian National Computer Emergency Response Team, Voice of Grey Hat and Oman Information Technology Authority.
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
EC-Council Foundation ? EC-Council Foundation, the owner and operator of the world?s first international computer security, computer defense and forensics competition, has seven new partners including the Utah Cyber Challenge, MITRE STEM CTF, Career Technical Education Foundation, Sri Lankan CERT, Indonesian National Computer Emergency Response Team, Voice of Grey Hat and Oman Information Technology Authority.
As computer and internet usage continue to increase, the abuse of children online continues to amplify. According to a United States Congressional Study, ?With an estimated 24 million children now online, one out of five have been solicited for sex in the last year? (snapshotspy.com). Global CyberLympics together with its partners seeks to remedy the lack of child online protection by spreading awareness, capacity building and global peace through the games. ?I am very excited to welcome our new partners, as they will assist Global CyberLympics in reaching its goal of unifying global cyber defense through the games,? stated Jay Bavisi, Chairman of the Board of the Global CyberLympics Organization Committee.
In a quest to make CyberLympics as well-rounded as possible, each new partner brings its own unique qualities to the table. The Utah Cyber Challenge is a high school competition that teaches students about computer network and defense, and is a key initiative of Global CyberLympics with the goal of fostering an environment of child online protection through education. The MITRE and CTEF (Career Technical Education Foundation) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capture the flag competition revolves around capacity building and education in the STEM areas. The Oman Information Technology Authority seeks to empower people through digital literacy and higher levels of competence through training. The Voice of Grey Hat seeks to inform the world about cyber security and penetration testing. The Sri Lankan CERT is the computer emergency response team mandated to protect the Sri Lankan information technology infrastructure. Lastly, the Indonesian CERT is an organization that advocates security and incident response coordination in Indonesia. When asked about these new partnerships, Jay Bavisi stated ?We?re proud to be partnered with organizations who also strive to achieve our mission of unifying global cyber defense through the games.?
Global CyberLympics is a part of EC-Council Foundation, a non-profit organization that is currently in the process of obtaining its 501c3. As a nonprofit initiative, Global CyberLympics has plenty of opportunities for sponsorship and donations. Additionally, Global CyberLympics has been endorsed by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which is the cyber security executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The games are scheduled to start on July 31st for the High School Challenge, and August 7th for the Security Challenge. There is a $ 100 non-refundable registration fee for teams, and teams must be at least 4 to 6 members. Teams can register for Global CyberLympics by having their team captain apply at http://www.cyberlympics.org/RegisterContacts.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to register quickly with Global CyberLympics as the competitions will begin shortly.
The CyberLympics World Finals is scheduled for October 29th, 2012, at the Hacker Halted Conference in Miami, FL. For more information about CyberLympics or to register, please visit: http://www.cyberlympics.org.
Contact: Janelle McLean -Program Coordinator Janelle(dot)mclean(at)eccouncil(dot)org