Final International Round of Kaspersky Lab's Student Conference 'IT Security for the Next Generation' to Take Place in Bavaria

01 Apr 2011
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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, will hold the final round of the international student conference ‘IT Security for the Next Generation’ on 14–15 April, 2011. The event will take place in Garching, Germany, in the Informatics Department of the Technische Universität München.

Kaspersky Lab’s initiative brings together IT security professionals from around the globe, broadening young programmers’ professional horizons and attracting the brightest upcoming talent to the fight against IT threats. The event will be attended by some 150 undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and scientists from leading colleges worldwide, as well as experts from Kaspersky Lab, journalists and other guests.

The ‘IT Security for the Next Generation’ event is organized as part of the Kaspersky Academy’s educational initiative. The conference will see the winners of the three previous rounds, held in Europe, Asia-Pacific/MEA and Russia and the CIS, compete for the top prize. The conference’s panel is made up of a number of university professors and Kaspersky Lab experts to whom the students and young specialists will once again present their winning IT Security R&D projects. Their presentations have already proven to be good enough to win them a place in the final round of ‘IT Security for the Next Generation’, now it is down to the panel to judge which is the best-of-the-best. Winners of the following categories will be announced at the conference:

Technical nominations:

  1. Trends in the development of anti-spam technologies – methods, techniques and innovations employed in the ‘arms race’ with spammers
  2. Dangers of an ever more Internet-connected world
  3. Cloud-based protection
  4. Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic systems, peering networks, etc., for detecting and neutralizing threats

Nominations in social sciences, economics and law:

  1. New threats (protection of social networks, integrated systems, mobile devices, online banking, etc.)
  2. Aims and capabilities of IT security companies within the next 10 years
  3. The impact of technologies on the protection of personal and commercial data, copyright material and legislation

The prize is €3,500, plus the opportunity of an internship at the company or a visit to a professional Information Security conference together with the company’s experts.

“We pay close and constant attention to our collaboration with students and their professors,” says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab. “Student conferences unite the efforts of the educational institutions and the antivirus industry in the struggle against cybercriminals. Research and innovation into IT security allows us to stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals and help talented young people to fulfill their potential for the benefit of society.”

“This conference is a successful collaboration between industry and academia that gives students the edge. It emphasises the importance of computer science faculties in the interplay of IT security with the future of the Internet. We are proud to host this international conference," says Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar.

"The international student conference sponsored by Kaspersky Lab offers our students an ideal platform where they can share experience with international experts and leading students in the IT security arena, discuss technologies with them, and learn first-hand about the latest approaches to targeting IT systems. We are looking forward to seeing new ideas develop following discussions at this conference," says Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert, Chair of IT Security at the Technische Universität München.

Participation in the event is free of charge and registration is open until 09 April, 2011. To register, go to: www.kaspersky.com and complete the online application form.