Cyberlympics2019

31 October 2019 - Security

KPN maintains worldwide top position on Cyberlympics

The ethical hackers of KPN (SectorC) came third in last weekend’s Cyberlympics final in Oshawa (Canada). A great achievement that we’re very proud of.

Reaching the top is hard, staying at the top is perhaps even harder. Last year, KPN’s ethical hackers became world champions. And the KPN CISO team managed to reach the Global Cyberlympics final again. They were on the podium again, just like last year. This time with a terrific third place.

A huge achievement in the global hackers competition that gets stronger by the year. This time, more than 300 teams from 75 countries competed to win during the Cyberlympics, which are organized to improve the level of cybersecurity internationally.

The KPN team participated in the preliminary rounds in September. Sector C won this stage convincingly, taking the European title in the process. On Saturday, 26 October, it was the world final. For eight hours SectorC gave the maximum effort in the competition against the best hacker teams in the world. The 11 finalists had to solve various challenging technical tasks. In addition to expertise and quality, good cooperation was also essential.