POINT3 SECURITY SPONSORS THE AFRICA CYBERLYMPICS AND DEFENSE COMPETITION (ACDC) AT THE AFRICA CYBER DEFENSE FORUM 2020

 

Nairobi, 12th June 2020: Point3 Security, leaders in advanced training of cybersecurity professionals through gamified challenges, has sponsored the Africa Cyberlympics and Defense Competition 2020 during the virtual Africa Cyber Defense Forum that takes place on the 24th – 25th June of 2020.

The partnership aims at enhancing visible working knowledge, and establishing a tactical platform for innovative products and skillset to contribute towards a safer and secure world and a contribution towards addressing the skills gap in the cyber security industry.

The Live 24hrs hackathon serves as a means of testing the capability of both upcoming cyber security enthusiasts and infosec personnel and those already established in the field looking to expand their knowledge.

The two-day event includes executive presentations across executive, technical and solutions tracks, and a 24-hour live hacking challenge and competition all of which are open to all and free of charge and is themed A More Secure World, More Business Activity and More Jobs. The forum focuses on the future of information security, security of the African and global cyber space as well as better and safer cyber defense technology through

  • Participation in progressive business conversations
  • Inspiring and connecting thought-leadership, experts, and organizations to local, global, and societal trends in the cyberspace
  • Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity experts in a business conscious platform and globally.

The Cyberlympics (CTFs) will explore the following challenges

  • Web Exploitation badging challenge
  • Network Forensics L3
  • RE Linux i386 L5
  • Android Exploitation L2
  • Linux Exploitation L5
  • Windows Exploitation L3
  • Android RE L7

The schedules and registration information are available at

www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

The 2020 forum will feature

  1. Top-level presentations and panel discussions: From government and Corporate officials across Africa, Europe, and the US deployed across executive, technical, and solutions track to review and forecast the cybersecurity landscape.
  2. Virtual Cyberlympics, (Africa Cyber Defense Competition – ACDC): The Largest Continental Cyber Defense Competition for innovation, competitiveness, and cyber security skills assessment program.
  3. Expert Alliance, (The African Alliance of Cybersecurity Executives – AACE): Developing and connecting cybersecurity executives in a business conscious platform

This cyberlympics and Defense competition, according to Mr. William Baraza, Director and CEO of AFRALTI, who is also the 2020 conference chairman will not only enhance Cyber Defense industry competitiveness and assessment but also promote homegrown solutions and innovations through R&D in cybersecurity allowing local innovative cybersecurity companies to come and showcase their latest solutions during the Virtual Forum.

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About Africa Cyber Defense Forum

The Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation. The forum through its well-curated and world-class content, engages top-level government, Technology experts, business leaders, and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional, and industry agendas in the African cyberspace.

Our activities are anchored in our passionate pursuit of better and safer technology and we are seeking to shape the future of information security through progressive inspiring conversations in technology and offering thought leadership to both governments, society, and private sector.

We believe that technology has the potential to bring transformative change in the continent, but we must ensure that it is equally secure. This is why by bringing together experts from all walks of life in a business conscious platform we can make a positive change in our society.

In 2020, we bring together open-minded, creative, and forward-thinking ICT experts, entrepreneurs, and individuals at the frontline of information security, cyber defense technology, technology review, and Business executives under the theme, A More Secure World, More Business Activity, and More Jobs.

For more information, visit: www.africacyberdefenseforum.com

About Point3 Security

Founded in 2014, Point3 Security, Inc. is a premier information security organization that provides the industry with the training and analytical tools to enhance its workforce. Recognizing the industry’s increasingly complex threats, Point3 Security, Inc. provides game-based challenges that identify and cultivate cybersecurity talent for professional organizations. Point3 Security was recently named one of Inc. 500’s top fastest-growing companies.

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CONTACT:

J.W. Richards

Manager – Communications and Programs, Africa Cyber Defense Forum

+254 (0) 707 486 002 I richards@africacyberdefenseforum.com