Clock ticking for global challenge

image004Time is running out for puzzle and game fans to sign up for a global challenge with a top prize of $25,000 – and a serious message about online safety.

Global Think Test Day, on September 6, will see puzzlers from across the world go head to head.
The day will be the culmination of the Global Think Test, an online portal of games, puzzles and challenges created by Kaspersky and backed by the high IQ society Mensa, Formula 1 giants Ferrari and Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

There is still chance to register at to try out the challenges and win spot prizes, including a signed Tendulkar bat or a signed pair of racing gloves from Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen.

Internet security firm Kaspersky created the Global Think Test to highlight the fact that sanity and reason are still the best weapons against many cyberthreats. But, as humans, our behavior is often geared towards being social and shaped by limited cognitive resources, say psychologists. So we need to train our alertness.

“The brain games which were developed together with Mensa are designed to make us aware of the fact that we are often not paying enough attention to detail,” said Alexander Erofeev, chief marketing officer at Kaspersky Lab.
“In today’s online world it is getting more and more important to develop a kind of digital risk literacy. Part of this is to be alert and recognize threats when we encounter them. Training this in a playful way is one of the aims of this Global Think Test Challenge, because developing these skills is as important for staying safe as installing security software.”

September 6 is Global Think Test Day, when a worldwide online challenge invites all participants to put their brainpower to the ultimate test and go head-to-head with some of the best brains in the world. The winner – the person with the highest score in the quickest time – will become the Kaspersky Global Think Test Champion and win the grand prize worth $25,000 in cash. The name of the winner will be announced on September 9.
All Global Think Test content is in English, but the competition is open to participants from all over the world.
To register for the Global Think Test Day visit the website –