IT Security for the Next Generation – American cup 2012

IT Security for the Next Generation – American cup 2012

American Cup 2012

Location: Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dates: 09-11 November 2011

You can find more info on our dedicated facebook page & the video of the conference here.

This conference brings together students, experts, scientists and researchers in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues relating to cybercrime. It provides a platform for the next generation to share their respective knowledge and experiences and to develop new ideas to improve the level of security in information technology. A program committee will evaluate the submissions. The best submissions will be given awards and valuable prizes (1place 1500$, 2 place 1000$ and 3 place 750$) from Kaspersky Lab and the authors will be invited to attend the prestigious “IT Security for the Next Generation” conference which will be hosted at Polytechnic Institute of New York University 09-11 November 2011 together with CSAW - CyberSecurity Competition.

You will have the chance to give a presentation of your research in front of leading IT experts and receive a certificate of participation. Expenses for your travels and accommodation will be paid for by Kaspersky Lab. You will make useful contacts with top experts in the IT Security field and have fun together during a creative team-building event. The winners of the American Cup 2012 will be invited to attend the 2012 International Cup of the IT Security Conference for Young Professionals which will be in Europe in May 2012.

Participation is free. Participants give rights to Kaspersky Lab to post their papers at

Conference Participants:

Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. Students from all Universities, Institutes of Higher Education and Graduate Schools of all the US are welcome to apply. Those who would like to participate should prepare and send their research on one of the following topics to the organizing committee by October 10th, 2011. Please register your interest now and then submit your paper by the deadline: register here.

Conference Topics:

Technical nomination

  1. Trends in Anti-Spam Development – Techniques, Methods in the “Spam Arms Race” and new Innovations
  2. Dangers of an increasingly Networked World
  3. 'In the Cloud' Security
  4. Future Technologies for Detecting and Combating Malware (e.g. artificial intelligence, fuzzy systems, p2p networks)

Social, economic and legal nomination

  1. Emerging Threats (e.g. social network security, embedded systems security, mobile security, online banking security)
  2. Challenges and Opportunities for IT-Security Companies within the next 10 years
  3. Impact of technologies on Data Protection, Copy and Intellectual Property Rights and Jurisdiction
  4. Education in IT Security - Trends and Questions

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