Kaspersky Lab conducts international student conference on cybercrime

22 Apr 2010
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that it is to hold its 'IT Security for the Next Generation' student conference as part of the Kaspersky Academy Education Program. The conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, on 23-24 May, 2010.

The Kaspersky Lab student conference 'IT Security for the Next Generation' brings together the winners from three preliminary rounds held in Europe, Asia, and Russia and the CIS. More than 100 students and professors from leading universities from around the world will take part in the conference, along with representatives from Kaspersky Lab's HQ and regional offices, the media and an invited audience.

During the conference the students will present their research to a panel of judges consisting of Kaspersky Lab experts, professors and the event's sponsors. The panel will carefully evaluate the students' performance according to the following criteria: the social significance and relevance of the project, how practical and innovative it is, and their presentation skills.

The conference agenda also includes workshops led by Kaspersky Lab experts. They will answer questions and make recommendations regarding project follow-ups and talk about the latest developments and techniques used to fight cybercrime.

The conference identifies some very talented young specialists and provides a platform for sharing knowledge and experience as well as new ideas.

"The problem of cyberthreats is very acute the world over. Therefore it is important to be prepared for the cybercriminals' next moves and to know how to resist them. That is the reason why Kaspersky Lab pays so much attention to the development of scientific and innovative research in this field." - Said Svetlana Efimova, Head of Educational Programs at Kaspersky Lab. – "By holding conferences we provide an opportunity for enthusiastic young IT specialists and experts to exchange their experiences, knowledge and ideas. Symposia of this kind provide broad opportunities for joint working and assists students to find their way in the IT security world".

For further information and the terms and conditions of participation please visit: http://www.kaspersky.com/it_security_conference.