Kaspersky Lab launches student cybercrime competition

Kaspersky Lab has called for Bachelor and Masters students to submit their ideas for improving security in IT in a Europe-wide competition.

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Kaspersky Lab has called for Bachelor and Masters students to submit their ideas for improving security in IT in a Europe-wide competition.

A program committee, which will include IT security experts from the UK as well as the rest of Europe, will evaluate the submissions, and Kaspersky Lab will award prizes to the best ones. Students from all European universities, higher education institutes and graduate schools are all welcome to apply.

The company will then invite the winning researchers to its ‘IT Security for the Next Generation Conference’ at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany, between 22 and 24 October.

Svetlana Efimova, head of educational programs at Kaspersky Lab, said: “We hope that the conference will provide an opportunity for young specialists from all over the world to develop and exchange their ideas.”

Interested students should prepare and send their research to Kaspersky Lab on one of a range of topics by 15 August. The topics, which cover technical, social, economic and legal topics, include ‘In the Cloud’ security, ‘Future Technologies for Detecting and Combating Malware’, and ‘Challenges and Opportunities for IT Security Companies within the Next 10 Years’.

There is no charge for entering research papers into the competition, which can be done via a web form at www.kaspersky.com/events.

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