EC-Council organizes first Global CyberLympics in Malaysia

The world’s first ethical hacking championship ever organized in the country is supported by CyberSecurity Malaysia and its CEO, Lt Col (R) Prof Dato’ Husin Jazri, is also appointed as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Championships. The mission behind the Global CyberLympics (http://cyberlympics.org), is to foster better cooperation and communication on cyber-security issues among countries

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist center, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, is supporting the Global CyberLympics, a new initiative by the EC-Council to foster stronger international cooperation for information security issues and for improving cyber security training and awareness in developing nations and in third world countries.

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

“We support the mission of Global CyberLympics in fostering a greater sense of partnership and cooperation between countries on issues pertaining to cyber security” said Lt Col (R) Prof Dato’ Husin Bin Jazri, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia. “By sharing knowledge, training and resources, we can help to improve the level of cyber-security among individuals, organizations and companies around the world.”

“Our purpose with the Global CyberLympics initiative is to help establish true cyber security partnerships across borders,” said Jay Bavisi, Chairman of the Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee and president of EC-Council. “We are very proud and honored for this initiative to be supported by key players in the information security community, including CyberSecurity Malaysia, as well as some of the most reputable events such as GITEX, one of the third largest IT tradeshow globally, and Hacktivity, the largest IT security conference in central and eastern Europe.”

He adds: “We are also pleased that the CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia has accepted the appointment as Chair of the Technical Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Championships. This role will be instrumental in charting the technical directions of the Games for the Asia Pacific region.”

The EC-Council’s mission with the Global CyberLympics is to unify global cyber defense by means of the games, along with these following objectives:

– Capacity Building: Discovering 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 the Information security professionals of the future.

– Raising Awareness: Educating the global community, especially in developing nations and third world countries on the issues of Information security and to encourage further development of the field. This will raise awareness towards increasing education and ethics in information security.

– Global Peace: Fostering friendship and creating cohesiveness between information security professionals, whether as individuals, representing a corporation or for a national agency, and encouraging frequent exchange of essential information, technology and skills.

The upcoming Asia Pacific Regional championships will be held at Hacker Halted Asia Pacific, hosted in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 15-17.

For media and partnership enquiries, please contact: Leonard Chin, Vice Chair, Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee: leonard [at] cyberlympics.org.

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL:

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 45,000 members.

EC-Council’s certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.

ABOUT CYBERSECURITY MALAYSIA:

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cyber security specialist centre. The Government has gazetted the role of CyberSecurity Malaysia as an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) that provides ICT security specialist services and continuously monitors threats to national security.

Among the services by CyberSecurity Malaysia:

– Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT)
– Digital Forensics
– Cyber999 Help Centre – Security Management & Best Practices
– Security Assurance
– Product Evaluation & Certification
– Professional Development (Training & Certification)
– Cyber Security Awareness For Everyone (CyberSAFE)
– Research Malaysia CyberSecurity Clinic

More information at www.cybersecurity.my.

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