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Deloitte’s fifth victory in Global CyberLympics Security Challenge

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Malta, 20 September 2016 — On Wednesday 14 September, ethical hackers from Deloitte won the Global CyberLympics Security Challenge for the fifth time. This year’s competition was held in Atlanta, United States.

During the event, Deloitte’s Hack.ERS team battled against eleven teams from around the world. The other team from the Netherlands, Jobless Hackers, was placed second, with third place being awarded to the KLHT team from Russia.


NATO ‘Capture the Flag'

An ethical hacker from Deloitte was also among the prizewinners in another competition, when Cedric van Bockhaven, Senior Security Tester at Deloitte, won the NATO ‘Capture the Flag’ event. This event, comprising part of the 2016 NATO Cyber Security Symposium ‘NIAS2016’, was held in the Belgian city of Mons on 7 and 8 September and was attended by international security experts keen to exchange ideas on and improve their knowledge of cybersecurity.

As Henri Hambartsumyan, captain of the Deloitte Hack.ERS team, explained, “This year we once again focused on putting together a multidisciplinary team so that we could be effective at dealing with all sorts of challenges. And we also strengthened Hack.ERS by adding two new members who were taking part in the event for the first time.”

According to Cedric van Bockhaven, “The Cyberlympics and NATO ‘Capture the Flag’ events are important for developing your skills because they test how you perform in things that you don’t always come up against in your day-to-day work. At these sorts of events you always learn something and it’s also a good way to boost team spirit.”

Dave Klingens, Managing Partner at Deloitte Cyber Risk Services, commented that “It’s vital to continually work on developing your technical security skills if you’re going to keep up with developments in cybercriminality. We’re proud of our performance, but even more proud about how we can use our skills to help ensure an open and secure digital world.”


About the Global Cyberlympics

The Global CyberLympics is an initiative of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC Council) and supported by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT). It aims to strengthen countries’ levels of cybersecurity and to improve international cooperation. The event consists of a series of 'ethical hacking’ games involving attacking, defensive security, physical security and IT Forensics challenges.

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