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Israeli Firm Hosting $100K Cyber Hacking Challenge At GA Tech – Midtown, GA Patch

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ATLANTA — Cyber 2.0, a cyber security firm headquartered in Israel, is introducing the first open hacker’s challenge in the United States. Open to everyone, the Cyber 2.0 Hacker’s Challenge is being held at Georgia Tech Research Institute (250 14th Street, NW, Atlanta) on Feb. 14, 2019, from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

“We totally believe in the Cyber 2.0 program so completely that the firm is willing to put its money where its mouth is,” said Sneer Rozenfeld, Cyber 2.0’s VP of sales. “As we enter the U.S. market, we felt it is important to demonstrate first-hand to any doubters the dramatic difference and power of our technology. Plus, the $100,000 prize would make anybody’s Valentine’s Day even better.”

Cyber 2.0 has created a cyber security system that is based on mathematical chaos. The company says if a computer is breached, the program isolates the attack and blocks the virus from spreading. Additionally, the infected computer cannot send information outside the organization, even if the computer was infected before the installation of Cyber 2.0.

How the Cyber 2.0 Hacker’s Challenge will work:

There will be one Windows 2012r2 file server, one Windows 2012r2 DHCP server and numerous Windows 10 computers.

The file server will be configured for file sharing, for a specific folder.

All the computers participating in the challenge will have standard out-of-the-box Microsoft configuration, with updates.

The only defense mechanism installed will be the Cyber 2.0 system.

Competitors will gain access to the network via a Wi-Fi access point and will receive IP from the protected DHCP Server.

Each competitor will receive the admin user name and password of the computers participating in the challenge.

To win the $100,000, the hacker must gain access to the server and copy a single file.

Cyber 2.0 holds nine patents and has been recognized for three consecutive years by The Israel Innovation Authority, a publicly funded government agency that recognizes outstanding companies. Current clients include companies such as NEC, Jerusalem Post, and Bezeq International.

“The University of North Georgia is excited to partner with Cyber 2.0, because it’s a great opportunity for our students to learn about ethical hacking, as well as test their knowledge and skills,” said Dr. Bryson Payne, professor of computer science and director of the UNG Center for Cyber Operations Education. “While the contest is open to everyone, we are encouraging students from the 250 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education to participate.”

Conexx, which serves as a business connector for Israeli businesses to enter the American market, has played a significant role is helping Cyber 2.0 open its Atlanta office.

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