"The results reflect that there is a serious lack of knowledge in secure coding practices that could be a causative source of security breaches around the world," EC-Council President Jay Bavisi said.

The council started a competition Code-Uncode in May which saw over 10,000 students and professionals across India taking part in the event.
More than 100 colleges, including IIT-BHU, Thapar University, IANT, Sikkim Manipal University, JahawarLal Technological University, Mahatama Gandhi Institute of Technology, among others, participated in the competition.

However, only 1,000 programmers could make it to the next round. Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Nagpur and Vijayawada emerged out as the best performing cities in the competition, the council said.

The council, however, is overwhelmed by the number of participants in initial stage.

"The success of Code-Uncode India must be replicated globally to ensure that future generations of developers are proficient in secure coding. With over hundred colleges participating in Code-Uncode, India has become a role model for the world to follow," Bavisi said.

The next round of the competition will be till September 25 and only 100 students from these will be chosen for the finals.
"Code-Uncode will help us provide a platform for programmers to prove their secure programming abilities and thus discover talent," EC-Council Country Manager (India) Akash Agarwal said.


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