its launch last year, the North American Cup has been held in partnership with
the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Cyber Security
Awareness Week (CSAW). The NYU-Poly CSAW challenges
are among the oldest and broadest student-led competitions, and are designed to
encourage awareness of the increasing threats to privacy and security issues
for individuals, governments, business and smart infrastructure.
Lab’s North American Cup at the CSAW annual competition is a unique platform.
It brings together young professionals and researchers, IT security experts and
professors, and decision makers from the IT business and media from all over
the world in a collaborative and creative environment. The event provides the
opportunity to present and discuss the most burning issues relating to global
cybercrime. The conference will offer young researchers a unique opportunity to
present their original research and at the same time improve their knowledge of
IT security. Participants will showcase their projects and open themselves to
potential new and attractive career opportunities in IT security.
Masters and Ph.D. students from higher education institutions and graduate
schools based in the USA and Canada are welcome to enter. Participation is free of charge. To
participate applicants need to:
Register at the
official conference site: http://www.kaspersky.com/educational-events. 2)
research paper by October 16, 2012 3)
Prepare a 10
minute presentation (if chosen as a finalist to participate at the conference)
This year’ topics are:
threats for emerging platforms -- Embedded
systems; Mobile security (Android, IOS, Windows Phone); Windows 8,
Mac OS & other operating systems, etc.
cloud, virtual & ‘big-data’ infrastructure -- Mail
Storage services; Social networks, etc.
protection technologies -- Proactive
detection technologies; Filtering technologies; Web application security, etc.
education -- Tools
and resources to raise and promote IT security awareness
committee consisting of Kaspersky Lab experts, IT security
professors and decision-makers from IT
business and media will review all papers. The authors of the most interesting
and innovative cybersecurity projects will be invited to the conference at
NYU-Poly on November 15-17, 2012. The conference is held in a very friendly, creative
and supportive atmosphere and promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Kaspersky Lab will cover all participants’
travel and accommodation expenses.
The winners will receive generous cash prizes
as well as an invitation to attend and compete in the international final
conference, bringing together the best-of-the-best from across the globe.
Regional competitions are held in North America, South America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific & Middle East and Africa, and Russia & the CIS. The championship
stage of this year’s conference will take place in the United Kingdom in May
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held
vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the
world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout
its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and
provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and
enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and
territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users
worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by
Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT Security
Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011. The report
ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security
solutions in 2010.
About NYU-Poly Polytechnic Institute
of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliated
institute of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering,
applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year
tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The
institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering
school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in
downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region,
around the globe and remotely through NYUe-Poly. NYU-Poly is an integral part
of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai and the NYU Center for Urban Science and
Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.poly.edu. To
learn more about CSAW, visit http://www.poly.edu/csaw2012.