EY, the leading global professional services organization, and Data Security Council of India (DSCI), announced plans to host a Cybersecurity Hackathon focused on recognising and rewarding technical talent from industry and academia. The 12-hour hackathon will be held on 03 December at the NASSCOM Campus in Noida, presenting an opportunity to students, researchers, developers, testers, SOC/CDC teams, red/blue teams and product security teams to demonstrate their cyber security talent.
DSCI has been working towards strengthening the pool of Cybersecurity talent in the country and the hackathon is aimed at encouraging and inspiring young talent to pursue careers in this domain. Inviting enthusiasts from the technical fraternity, the Hackathon will challenge participants to simulate a data breach targeting an organization and will feature a diverse set of tasks ranging from Cryptography, Web Application Hacking, Network Based Hacking, Forensics, Reverse Engineering and Scenario Based Hacking.
Vidur Gupta, Partner – Advisory, EY India said, “We are pleased to partner with DSCI to co-host the Cyber Security Hackathon which is an attempt to collaborate with academia, government bodies and cyber enthusiasts to explore India’s cyber talent ecosystem and identify the best to ensure better preparedness levels across the country. With recent attacks, new regulations, and fast-paced technological evolution clouding India’s risk landscape, identifying and employing the right skill-sets will go a long way in building a robust security framework against the breadth and complexity of the emerging threats.”
Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI said, “We encourage security professionals, researchers and students across the country to showcase their talent and prowess in the security domain. Worldwide, hackathons have proven to be a skills development and talent hunting ground for Cybersecurity. We are happy to partner with EY in hosting a national level hackathon as a run up to our Annual Information Security Summit.”
EY-DSCI Cyber Security Hackathon will commence on Monday, 3 December 2018 at NASSCOM Campus, Sector 126, Noida with 50+ teams from Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Coimbatore, Goa, Indore, Tirupati among others. Felicitation of a winner and two runner-ups will be done on 5 December 2018 at the annual DSCI Excellence Awards ceremony at Leela Palace, Gurugram organised on the sidelines of the NASSCOM – DSCI Annual Information Security Summit [AISS]. EY is leading a discussion on the strategies that organizations need to implement for cyber defence or incident management at the Security Summit.
With EY as the Security Hackathon Partner for the 13th edition of AISS, the summit will delve into ‘Cybersecurity’ trends, threats and emphasize on its important role in accelerating India’s digital transformation journey.