Jay Bavisi, President of the EC-Council Group, will deliver the opening keynote address at the HackIstanbul 2018 Capture the Flag contest taking place on September 22, 2018 at Turkey’s first aerospace and technology festival, Teknofest Istanbul. Bavisi will be presenting his keynote on ‘Challenges in Gamification and Hands-on Exams for Cybersecurity Practitioners.’ This event will welcome thousands of hackers from over 132 countries, who will demonstrate their skills in advanced real-life cyber-attack scenarios.
“Many Fortune 500 companies have developed creative ways to find and hire those that can actually do the job and they spend millions of dollars and countless hours to achieve that. Hands-on exams for cybersecurity practitioners will help alleviate this growing concern,” says Bavisi.
“It is an honor for us to host such a prominent member of the cybersecurity industry. His thought leadership has paved the way and inspired many in the industry and we hope that his message will be the fuel that our cybersecurity candidates in Turkey.”
The 4-day festival will begin on Sept. 20 at the Istanbul Grand Airport and will also include air shows, aviation demonstrations, technology competitions in twelve different categories, seminars on cutting-edge technology, and an international entrepreneurship summit among with other activities.
Only the top 10 teams from the CTF contest will challenge The Anti-Drone Air Defence System developed and produced by Aselsan, with the winner walking away 15,000 USD, to be awarded by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Other speakers at the event include Jack Ma, Alibaba Group; Ali Taha Koç – President of Digital Transformation Office of Presidency of the Republic of Turkey; Keyaan Williams, ISSA International President; Batuhan Tosun, UITSEC Technology CEO & HackIstanbul Lead; Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, MAY Cyber President; Paul Doany, Turk Telekom CEO; Alessandro Zanasi, Zanasi & Partners President; Victor Vevera, ICI Technical Director; and Peter Cassidy, APWG Secretary General.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the U.S. and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see https://www.eccouncil.org.