CyberSecurity for the Next Generation: CIS Winners Named!

February 25, 2013

Three young researchers have made their mark on the cybersecurity world and will now present their work at the final of the ‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation’ student conference in London. The winning entries were selected from 14 research papers presented in person by their authors at the State Engineering University of Armenia.


A jury of university lecturers, IT specialists and Kaspersky Lab experts named Vahram Hrayr Darbinyan’s work “Detecting DDoS attacks on digital publication hosting services” the best.

The prize for the research with the greatest practical value went to Maxim Shudrak’s “A new technique and tool for vulnerabilities detection in binary executables”.  Vladimir Hovsepyan’s research study “Web application for investigation and analysis of asymmetric cryptographic algorithms” received the award for innovation and originality.

The jury also awarded several special prizes for the quality of presentation, social significance of the research, etc.

The winners all expressed their delight and surprise with their success, and will be looking to develop their presentation and English language skills between now and the grand finale. Maxim even promised to take an intensive course of English.

Congratulations to the winners and best wishes for the final!

Even those who didn’t win agreed that participation was very useful – having gained valuable experience and made some interesting new acquaintances.  See for yourself in this album: