CyberSecurity for the Next Generation is an annual international event that
brings together students, young scientists and researchers, leading IT security
experts and university professors from across the world in a collaborative
environment to present and discuss topical cybersecurity issues. It provides
the next generation with an opportunity to share knowledge and experience, to
develop new ideas and increase the awareness of IT security.
The European round took place on December
10-12 at the Politecnico di Milano. Fifteen representatives of the best
universities from all over Europe showcased their research papers to a program
committee of Kaspersky Lab experts, respected university professors, renowned
industry experts and media. The judges selected the authors of the most
interesting, strategically important and innovative cybersecurity projects. The
winners received cash prizes as well as an invitation to attend the global
finals of CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2014 in Stockholm.
The winners of the European round
place – Maurizio Abbà from Eurecom, France, for the presentation ‘Web Honeypots
2.0: an Analysis of Exploitation Behaviors on the Web’
place – Sebastiano Gottardo from the University of Padua, Italy, for the presentation
‘MITHYS: Mind the Hand You Shake’
place – David Korczynski from Royal Holloway, UK, for the presentation ‘Hierarchical
Clustering on a Lightweight Feature Set Based on Extensive Dynamic Analysis’
A special prize for the best
presentation was given to Amela Trokic for her presentation ‘Increasing
Awareness and Education of IT Security amongst Elementary School Kids Aged 7–13
years.’ Trokiv represented two universities: the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia,
and the University of Bolton, UK.
Kaspersky Lab is happy to congratulate
all the winners.
For more information on CyberSecurity
for the Next Generation 2014 and other Kaspersky Lab educational initiatives
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