CICRA Education announced yesterday that it will host two teams from Sri Lanka at the annual Global Cyberlympics 2012.

“We will host our two teams up to the World Finals on October 29 in Miami, USA,” CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said. “This is the first time in cyberlympics history that a team from Sri Lanka will represent the competition.”

Sri Lankan teams will first compete under the ‘Asia and Middle East’ region. As the competition progresses, teams will be eliminated until a select few teams from each continent remain that will represent their country and region respectively for the World Finals Competition.

“Any Sri Lankan with cyber security skills can apply to join one of the CICRA teams. Selection of members to the two teams will be done on a competitive basis,” Mr. Dayaratne said. Those who are interested can email their CVs to info@cicra.lk on or before July 23.

Cyberlympics is an international cyber security competition with the objective of unifying Global Cyber Defense through the Games organized by the EC-Council Foundation, USA. The EC-Council Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in security skills established by the International Association of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council).

The Cyberlympics is endorsed by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT). IMPACT is the cyber security executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré is the patron of Global Cyberlympics, Mr. Dayaratne said.

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, he said.

CICRA Education is an accredited training center of the EC-Council. CICRA delivers number of EC-Council training programs on cyber security in Sri Lanka. They include: Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) leading to Licenced Penetration Tester (L|PT).

More details on the competition can be accessed at: http://www.cyberlympics.org

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Daily FT on July 16, 2012