Two teams of cybersecurity professionals from Nigeria have been selected to represent Nigeria and Africa at the Global Cyberlympics, which is the Olympics for cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers around the world.
The competition hopes to create an opportunity for ethical hacking to be accepted.
The teams — NaijaSecForce and Ek0 pwn3 rs — were chosen after emerging first and second at the elimination round of the Global Cyberlympics after a 12-hour competition that had over 134 teams from across the world,
The Nigerian team also came out winners in the African regional contest after beating 24 teams that competed in Africa.
They will be competing with the winners from other continents and the top cybersecurity professionals across the globe, ”
The finals of the competition will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on September 13 this year.
Global CyberLympics is an international online cybersecurity competition, dedicated to finding the top computer network defense teams.
The 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, on its website, says it “aspires to create an opportunity for ethical hacking to be accepted, practised 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.”