Syntel Sponsors "Capture The Flag" Ethical Hacking Contest



TROY — Syntel, Inc., a leading global provider of integrated information technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) services, today announced it will sponsor a web-based capture-the-flag (CTF) style ethical hacking contest at the c0c0n 2012 information security conference.

Conducted by the Information Security Research Association (ISRA), the c0c0n 2012 conference will be held in Trivandrum, India at the Hotel Vivanta on August 3--4, 2012. It brings together students, business leaders and law enforcement officials to discuss the latest cyber security issues and best practices.

The CTF contest will consist of ten levels which will test the technical capabilities of the contestants. The contest, which will be designed and administered by ISRA, will include a variety of challenges, from web attacks and cryptography to log analysis and reverse engineering. The contest will take place during the c0c0n conference and will be accessible online, allowing players outside the conference to participate.

According to Sandeep Godbole, Syntel's Senior Manager of Information Security, the hacking contest is designed to simulate the dynamism of a real-world security environment.

"The CTF contest is a great opportunity for budding security professionals to test their skills and will help create a more secure information security environment," said Godbole.

Mr. Godbole will also give a presentation at the conference, entitled "The Weakest Link -- Reinforcing the Human Element," in which he will discuss the significance, benefits and methods of strengthening the human element in an information security regime.

"We are extremely grateful to Syntel for their support and commitment to c0c0n 2012 and International Information Security Day, and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future," said Manu Zacharia, President of ISRA.

Most Popular

  1. NewCo Detroit Hosts ‘Inside Out’ Festival at 50 Local Businesses
    NewCo Detroit will host its second annual festival on Sept. 18, which “turns a traditional...
  2. Detroit City Distillery Opens Friday in Eastern Market
    The Detroit City Distillery — a craft distillery with a focus on using locally produced...
  3. Collaborative Wine Tasting Room Expands into Royal Oak
    Michigan By The Bottle — a website (michiganbythebottle.com) promoting the state’s wine...
  4. Winners of 20th Annual Detroit ROSE Awards Announced
  5. Guest Blog: What We Forget When We Talk About Detroit
    Most of the conversations I have about Detroit focus on what’s changing: new businesses are...
  6. WSU Student Launches Culinary School for Home Cooks
    A cooking school dedicated to nutrition and culinary arts for home cooks is one of the newest...