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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.
Written by Bryon Turcotte / January 21, 2014