Unifying Global Cyber Defense
Through the Games

About Global Cyberlympics

Global CyberLympics is an international online cyber security competition, dedicated to finding the top computer network defense teams. This event tests the skills of information assurance professionals in teams of 4 to 6 people in the areas of ethical hacking, computer network defense and computer forensics. Each round serves as an elimination round until only winning teams remain. The top winning teams from every continent get invited to play the game live in person at the world finals.

Global CyberLympics aspires to create an opportunity for ethical hacking to be accepted, practiced and demonstrated without any discrimination, across all geographical boundaries – for the purpose of understanding what it takes to protect and secure critical information and assets. One key initiative for Global CyberLympics is to foster an environment that creates child online protection through education.

The map above shows all of the countries that have participated in Global Cyberlympics since its inception.

Our Mission

I. Capacity Building:

We hope to discover new talents, methods and ideas; and to encourage development in the field of information security. It is our hope that besides discovering gifted hackers and cyber-defenders, the CyberLympics will inspire the development of Information security professionals of the future.

II. Raising Awareness:

We hope to 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. We hope the Games will raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.

III. Global Peace:

We hope to 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 through the games.

IV. Child Online Protection:

Through supporting partners and raising awareness, we can foster an environment that creates child online protection through education.

About EC-Council Foundation

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The EC-Council Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in security skills.

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), Licensed 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.

The Foundation was set up as a not-for-profit initiative by the founders of EC-Council to raise awareness, build capacity across nations, and ultimately promote global peace while ensuring the global community becomes more aware for the immediate need of online child protection. One key initiative of the foundation is Global CyberLympics; a unifying body for Global Cyber Defense. Global CyberLympics is a series of cuber security related competitions including: Forensics, Penetration Testing, Computer Network Defense, and Capture the Flag. The Foundation also supports select international high school, collegiate and professional cyber competitions. EC-Council Foundation’s mission is to foster collaboration and participation by Global Digital Citizens to become advocates for safe secure on-line activities, and foster online child protection through education.

Jay Bavisi

President, EC-Council

Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council

Jay Bavisi is the Co- Founder and President of EC-Council, a global leader in information security education, training, and certification. Formed following the 9/11 incident, EC-Council addresses issues of cyber terrorism raised at the forefront of security of nations at large. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Secure Analyst (ECSA), and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) programs.

Jay led the efforts in establishing the partnership with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an arm of the United Nations, via the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) to develop sustainable knowledge and capabilities in information security awareness amongst government agencies in 194 member countries.

Jay is a Board member of the Department of Homeland Security/National Security Agency’s Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), reputed as one of the largest information security gathering of academics, government, and industry professionals in the United States.

Jay is a highly sought after speaker that shares his thoughts globally. Jay was named as the Keynote Speaker for the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Conference in Columbia, Maryland.

NICE is a White House initiative under president Obama to enhance the recruitment, training, and retention of cyber security professionals, to raise public awareness, and to enhance cyber security education in US schools, building on and going beyond the CNCI initiative to expand cyber education nationally in the US.

An information security evangelist and architect, he regularly shares his insights with law & policy makers at various international conferences and seminars globally.

He was the Chairman of the Hackers Panel at Infosecurity Europe, the Closing Keynote Speaker for ITWeb Security Summit in South Africa, the combined Keynote Speaker for Techno Security/ Hacker Halted USA and Keynote for IDC Security in Finland. He was also invited to speak at the US Department of Homeland Security Software Assurance Forum, Department of Defense Cyber Security Conference, Interop Las Vegas, Interop Mumbai, Hacker Halted Dubai, Hacker Halted Mexico, World Information Security Conference in Nigeria, CSI New York, Techno Security, and Techno Forensics. Jay was also invited to speak at the head panel discussion on information security at the World Summit of Information Society that was chaired and hosted by His Excellency, Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency in Geneva recently.

His key expertise is in the area of Ethical Hacking, Information Assurance and Computer Forensics with a special focus in the government mitigation.

His audiences include executives and leaders of global institutions like International Telecommunications Union, United Nations, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, Dow Jones, Lloyd’s, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Shell, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Standard Chartered, American Express, MCIS – Zurich, Schiphol Airport Authority, KPMG, Deloitte Consulting, Trend Micro, IDC, S.E.A. Insurance, Sara Lee Philippines, American Express Bank Philippines, Makati City Hall, Philippine Airlines, Royal Australian Air Force, Government of Zhuhai, China Mobile and A&T, among others.

Jay has appeared regularly on major international television shows and print medias, including CNN, CNBC and Fox News. World-class reporters like Wolf Blitzer of CNN sought Jay’s views in The Situation Room when a global hack was uncovered. His views have also been sought by internationally acclaimed publications like Time, Washington Post, The Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Gazette and The Economic Times. His views were also featured by ABC News, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston and Gulf News.

Having always championed Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures, Jay is a prolific writer. He was a contributing author to the Computer and Information Security Handbook published by Elsevier.

Jay serves as an advisory board member of the Global Institute of Information Security Research, a not for profit collaborative initiative between National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, private industry, academia. Jay is also appointed as an Advisory Board of CompTIA, a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies globally.

Jay is the Chairman of the ECCouncil Foundation, a not for profit charity dedicated to raise awareness of information security, build capacity and promote world peace. He has contributed in projects to help the unfortunate gain technical knowledge, help wounded warriors become cyber experts and help kids become aware of cyber risks.

Jay Bavisi is a law graduate from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, with an LLB (Hons), Barrister – at – Law from Middle Temple, London.