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Symantec Holds Hack Attack Contest

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  January 21, 2014

Anti-virus and cyber-security service provider Symantec will be conducting the "_Hack Attack_" contest in Israel on January 28th, where "_Israel's best hackers_" will have the opportunity to take part in a "_simulated corporate espionage attack_" and attempt, through various techniques, discover "_who and how the attack took place by counter-hacking other sites and servers_, "according to an article published on the Shalom Life website.

According to the report, the contest will be held during the Cybertech International Conference – sponsored by IsraelDefense, the Prime Minister's National Cyber Bureau, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economical – and expects to see approximately fifty individuals participating. The article states that during the contest, "_points will be given for how far they can hack into suspects' servers and for reaching 40 different milestones, like getting access to passwords and installing spyware._" The winner of Hack Attack, according to the article, will be given an "_all expense paid trip to Symantec headquarters to discuss cybersecurity._."

These meetings are the security provider's attempt to "find the next great cyber-defense visionary_" and, as the report indicates, results in "_offering winners jobs." Through this event, Symantec hopes to help broaden the industry understanding of an attacker's "_targets, technology, and thought processes so they can ultimately better protect their organization and themselves_, "according to the report.

Read more about the Cybertech International Conference, the Hack Attack, and what it promises to accomplish in the eyes of security professionals in the full article at Shalom Life.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  January 21, 2014