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Kaspersky Lab Announces the Results of ‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation – European Round 2014

Woburn, MA –December 17, 2013  - Kaspersky Lab announced the results of the first regional round of its “CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2014” student conference that was held last week in Milan, Italy.

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.  

This year’s CyberSecurity for the Next Generation includes four regional rounds: the European Cup, the Russia & CIS Cup, the Asia-Pacific & MEA Cup and the Americas Cup. The winners of each contest will be invited to the Final Round which will be hosted in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2014. Topics that may be of interest to participants in 2014 include emerging threats for emerging platforms; securing the cloud, virtual and ‘big-data’ infrastructure; future protection technologies; securing corporate infrastructure; and security education.

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 are:

  • First place – Maurizio Abbà from Eurecom, France, for the presentation ‘Web Honeypots 2.0: an Analysis of Exploitation Behaviors on the Web’
  • Second place – Sebastiano Gottardo from the University of Padua, Italy, for the presentation ‘MITHYS: Mind the Hand You Shake’
  • Third 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.

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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.

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