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No Winner in Hackers Challenge – Again

The Cyber 2.0 Hackers Challenge concluded without any winners.

The contest involves hackers trying to break into Cyber 2.0’s security system.
The contest involves hackers trying to break into Cyber 2.0’s security system.

On April 6, 3,500 hackers from 16 countries tried to breach the secured network of Israeli cybersecurity firm Cyber 2.0, which has offices in Atlanta. Like the past two years, no one won this year’s home-based Hackers Challenge. The prize of 10,000 shekels or about $2,700 will be donated to the Israeli nonprofit organization “The Good Guys” (החבר’ה הטובים in Hebrew), which gives holiday care packages to the needy.

This year’s hackathon, the third such competition, was the first offered remotely as a result of the coronavirus and the company’s new cloud service. Previous challenges took place in Atlanta and Israel for even larger sums of money. No one has been successful in breaching the Cyber 2.0 network, including private hackers, companies and specialized military units.

But this year, literally anyone around the world with only a computer and internet access, could attempt to hack Cyber 2.0’s chaos theory-based system from the comfort of their own homes. More than 500,000 attacks were recorded this year.
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. Cyber 2.0 provides a protection system for employees working from home.

No one won last year’s Hackers Challenge in Atlanta so the $100,000 reward for the winner was voided.

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.

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.

For more information about the company and its services, visit www.cyber20.com. 

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