TROY, Mich., July 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntel, Inc.
(Nasdaq:SYNT), 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
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.
About c0c0n 2012
c0c0n, previously known as Cyber Safe, is an annual event conducted as
part of the International Information Security Day. Various technical,
non-technical, legal and community events are organized as part of the
program. The number of digital security incidents and cyber-crimes are
increasing daily on a proportionate rate. c0c0n is aimed at providing a
platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness
on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes. It will
also serve as a platform to devise strategies to prevent cyber crimes
against women. To learn more, visit http://is-ra.org/c0c0n/index.html
Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT) is a leading global provider of integrated
information technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
solutions spanning the entire lifecycle of business and information
systems and processes. The Company is driven by its mission to create
new opportunities for clients by harnessing the passion, talent and
innovation of Syntel employees worldwide. Syntel leverages dedicated
Centers of Excellence, a flexible Global Delivery Model, and a strong
track record of building collaborative client partnerships to create
sustainable business advantage for Global 2000 organizations. Syntel is
assessed at SEI CMMi Level 5, and is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001:2008
certified. As of June 30, 2012, Syntel employed more than 20,000 people
worldwide. To learn more, visit us at: www.syntelinc.com.
CONTACT: North America/Europe:
Jon Luebke, Syntel
Sikta Samantaray, Syntel