Kaspersky Lab Kicks Off Its Annual Student Conference “CyberSecurity for the Next Generation – 2014”
Woburn, MA –September 4, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab
announced the start of its international student competition “CyberSecurity for
the Next Generation – 2014” for the new academic year. The conference will
comprise four regional rounds and a global final. Entries can be submitted for
all regions starting September 1, 2013 at the new online platform: http://academy.kaspersky.com/?post_type=event.
“CyberSecurity for the Next Generation – 2014” is a
unique platform that annually brings together young researchers, leading IT
security experts and university professors from all over the world in a
collaborative, fun and creative environment, to present and discuss the most
burning issues related to cyber security. Anyone from the world of higher
education, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, is welcome to enter their work.
Students can submit projects on the following topics:
1) Emerging threats
for emerging platforms
Embedded systems; Mobile security (Android, IOS,
Windows Phone); Windows 8, Mac OS & other operating systems, etc.
Tools and resources to raise and promote IT security
awareness (Advertising, Marketing)
A program committee of Kaspersky Lab experts, leading
academics from the field of IT security, key decision-makers from IT businesses,
and media representatives will judge the papers. The authors of the most
interesting and innovative cyber security projects will be invited to attend one
of the conference’s regional rounds:
Americas Cup: March - April 2014 – Georgetown University, USA
The conference is held in a friendly, creative and
supportive atmosphere and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
Students will be given the opportunity to present and defend their projects,
take part in workshops and teambuilding activities, and attend talks and panel
discussions by leading experts. The conference provides a unique opportunity for
students to showcase their research and knowledge to key academic and industry
experts, opening doors to potentially new and attractive careers in IT
The winners of the regional rounds receive generous
cash prizes and invitations to attend the international final that brings
together the best-of-the-best from the regional elimination rounds. The final
takes place in June 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.
For more information on
‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation - 2014’ and other Kaspersky Lab
educational initiatives please visit:
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. For
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Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.
* *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.