Israeli cybersecurity firm Cyber 2.0 has a challenge for hackers: On April 6, anyone who manages to breach its patented system will win 10,000 shekels or about $2,700.
The hackathon, the third such Hackers Challenge, is unique in being the first one offered by Cyber 2.0 that can be done remotely. In previous challenges the challenge took place in Atlanta and Israel for even larger sums of money. But this year, literally anyone around the world, with only a computer and internet access, can attempt to hack Cyber 2.0’s chaos theory-based system from the comfort of their own homes.
The competition is an attempt to prove that Cyber 2.0’s system, which harnesses the power of mathematical chaos theory to prevent the spread of viruses in a network, is totally impenetrable.
Recently Cyber 2.0 made its service available in the cloud, allowing companies to simply download their agent from Cyber 2.0’s website and remotely install it on their computers. In addition, it also enables organizations to connect with employees from home more securely, an ever-important feature in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more businesses begin to install secure lines to their networks for employees working from home, Cyber 2.0’s agent ensures that those employees’ computers aren’t taken advantage of and used as vehicle to gain access to the rest of the network.
As of today, not a single hacker has walked away with a prize from one of their hackathons. If that doesn’t change Monday, Cyber 2.0 will donate the prize money to the Israeli nonprofit organization “The Good Guys” (החבר’ה הטובים in Hebrew), which gives holiday care packages to the needy.
Cyber 2.0 was established in 2015 by CEO Herzl Ozer and chief technology officer Erez Kaplan, who developed the patented system. It is currently offered in the United States by the Atlanta-based Don’t Sweat IT Solutions.
The hackathon will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Israel time (4 to 8 a.m. EST). For more information, email email@example.com, call 877-256-4426, or visit https://www.cyber20.com/hackers-challenge.