Two Middle East hackers qualify for Global CyberLympics Finals
Two Middle East ethical hackers from Help AG, a regional information security consulting company, have qualified to participate in the World Finals of the Global CyberLympics, an EC-Council Foundation initiative supported by the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Being held on 19th September 2013 in Georgia, USA. Ali Hussein and Tudor Enache, the only Middle East participants, are part of a six person team that secured its place in the final by besting 73 other teams in the regional eliminations of the event. The Global CyberLympics is dedicated to finding the foremost IT experts to help address issues of global information security, and encourage further development of the field.
While Edward Snowden’s PRISM cyber surveillance revelations have cast new light on the issue of IT security, the Middle East has for a number of years now been a hotbed for cyber crime with organizations such as Anonymous and the Syrian Electronic Army operating in the region. Due to the magnitude of the threat, government and private organizations alike have been making significant investments in their IT infrastructures but Ali Hussein, Security Analyst Help AG, believes that the current level of awareness in the region is not sufficient.
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