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BlackGirlsHack Partners with EC-Council to Bring CTF Hackathon to BSidesMKE

April 02, 2024 1:52 PM | Anonymous

BlackGirlsHack Partners with EC-Council to Bring CTF Hackathon to BSidesMKE

April 3, 2024 BSides Milwaukee; Register Today; Sponsored By EC-Council and BlackGirlsHack (BGH) Foundation

FREDRICKSBURG, VA, April 1 , 2023 – BlackGirlsHack has partnered with EC-Council to bring a Capture the Flag (CTF)/Hackathon to the BSides Milwaukee cybersecurity conference. The CTF which will include 30 beginner and 30 intermediate level players, is a multiplayer competition which provides challenges for both beginner and intermediate level players. With Guided challenges for beginners, and unguided challenges for intermediate players, the CTF has something for players at every level. First through third place winners of the CTF will be awarded prices including training and vouchers for EC-Council exams for both the beginner and the intermediate level.

“Hackers that are new or early in their careers are often not comfortable joining Capture the Flag competitions because they think they don’t know enough,” said Tennisha Martin, founder and chair for BlackGirlsHack. “Through our partnership with EC-Council, our CTF provides real world scenarios for hand-on training, problem solving and technical skill development, and teamwork and collaboration. Participating in CTFs are great for helping new hackers to identify areas within cybersecurity that they have an interest in and it gamifies the learning of ethical hacking.”

BSidesMKE is a cybersecurity conference is a cybersecurity conference that started in 2023 to bring community and networking to the southeastern Milwaukee area. BSides MKE provides an opportunity for cybersecurity enthusiasts to gather to share knowledge, collaborate, and advance the field.

What: BlackGirlsHack x EC-Council CTF at BSides MKE

Where: Irish Cultural & Heritage Center of Wisconsin | 2133 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233 When: April 3rd, 2024 at 12pm-3pm | Awards – 2:45pm CST

Details: Tickets can be purchased here:

About EC-Council Academia

EC-Council, the inventor of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification course and exam, has a mission to provide Cybersecurity education and certifications to students across the world to prepare them for their future careers. Founded in 2001, EC-Council offers over 200 different training programs and certifications – ranging from End-user Security to highly technical Penetration Testing to Information Security Management, and many other tactical courses. Recognized under the US Department of Defense 8140/8570 and ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization, EC-Council holds these and many other distinctions and accreditations by prestigious agencies worldwide – making EC-Council’s certification programs highly desirable and valued within the cybersecurity global communities.

The EC-Council Academia partner program offers free partnership opportunities to academic institutions globally. These partnerships establish cybersecurity ecosystems through education that support students, alumni, faculty, employees, and the local communities at large. Through established partnerships, academic institutions can access extensive discounts on learning resources, technologies, and certifications, offering students opportunities to obtain stackable credentials to become more competitive as they enter the workforce. The program also focuses on initiating faculty development, scholarships, and cyber competitions. To date, EC-Council supports upwards of 2,000 education networks and institutions globally. EC-Council Academia works with academic institutions at all levels, including 175 National Centers of Academic Excellences (N-CAEs) as designated by the National Security Agency, contributing to certify tens of thousands of students annually with industry-leading credentials. For more information on EC-Council Academia, please visit

About BlackGirlsHack

BlackGirlsHack Foundation (BGH Foundation, EIN 3683902) is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Virginia with a 501(c)(3) designation. They are a training-focused organization that was created to help increase diversity in cybersecurity by helping to bridge the gap between what is taught in educational institutions and what is necessary for careers in cybersecurity.

The mission of the BGH Foundation is to increase representation and empower Black girls and women in the field of information security and cyber security through skills training, mentoring, resume review, and access to low-cost resources in an inclusive environment. The vision for Black Girls Hack (BGH) is to provide resources, training, mentoring, and access to black girls and women and increase representation and diversity in cybersecurity and executive suites.

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