Kaspersky Lab Names the Winners of “Cybersecurity for the Next Generation 2013”
Woburn, MA – July 1, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announced the winners of its
global education project “CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2013”.
Following the 2013 finals at Royal Holloway, University of London the prizes
went to: Firman Azhari from the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia (1st
place); Dusan Repel from the University of Plymouth, UK (2nd place); and Iwan
Gulenko from the Technical University of Munich, Germany (3rd place).
winners emerged from a pool of 14 which battled through regional heats in North
America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Russia & the CIS to reach the final
competition which was held from June 24-27. In all, 10 different countries were
represented in the finals at Royal Holloway, where the students’ papers were
assessed by a program committee of Kaspersky Lab experts, IT security
professors and decision-makers from the IT industry.
project, “Detection of Security Vulnerability in Indonesian Near Field
Communication (NFC) Applications,” by Firman Azhari, looked at protection for
e-payment and e-identity data. The project analyzed the security levels of NFC
cards and proposed a solution to manage security problems – from detection to
prevention – using a mobile application called “NFC Inspector” and a small
portable device for analyzing NFC systems called “AZlyzer”.
for the Next Generation is the flagship of Kaspersky Lab’s efforts to seek,
support and educate talented young people from all over the globe as they set
out on a career in IT security. These conferences take place in major
universities all over the world and involve student competitions, learning
sessions, lectures by globally renowned experts, games and socializing.
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Quotes Firman Azhari, First Place Winner
Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
“I am so happy to receive this award! I have worked hard on the project, and
I’m happy that the program committee thought so highly of it. This conference
has been a really a great opportunity, and it makes me more determined than
ever to continue my studies and build a career in IT security!”
Head of Education Programs
“Cyber threats are evolving at high speed and unfortunately it doesn’t look
like there will be any let up in cybercriminal activity. Against this
background it is vital to provide the younger generation with the benefits of a
high-quality IT education. We would like every young specialist in any field to
understand the importance of IT security. At the same time we want to see young
IT professionals understand the overall situation in the cyber world and be
trained to combat all the threats. Initiatives like CyberSecurity for the Next
Generation are helping us to achieve these goals.”
About 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 more than 15-year
history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides
effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers.
Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom,
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.
* 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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