Friday, January 25, 2013

Kaspersky Lab Cybercrime Research Competition is Back

PETALING JAYA, JANUARY 23, 2013 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions is calling on Malaysian students from universities and other higher education institutions to participate in a research competition on cybercrime.

Kaspersky Lab’s CyberSecurity for the Next Generation, Asia-Pacific & MEA Round 2013 aims to assemble students, experts and researchers to share their valuable knowledge and inspiring ideas related to cyber security.

The best research papers from Malaysia will be selected for the Asia Pacific and MEA Conference where the students will be competing with students from respective universities and institutes of higher education around Asia Pacific and MEA region, to be held at National University of Singapore in March, 2013.

According to Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab, Malaysia has a great pool of talents in the field of cyber security and this competition will serve as an imperative focal point as well as a platform for the young generation to showcase their talents and knowledge in the common goal in fighting global cyber security threats.

“We received tremendous feedback from Malaysian students and tertiary education institutions since the introduction of this competition in 2009. We foresee that we will receive a better response this year as cyber threats has grown and evolved in greater extend across a broader platforms with sophisticated modus operandi like malwares in smartphones and clouds as well as the cyber terrorism, which is highly vulnerable to the national security. As such, we believe that the students in this competition have their own distinctive viewpoints on the recent escalating of cyber security issues that could help us to find more alternatives in combating the rise,” added Mr. Jimmy Fong.

The topics for 2013 are: -
1. Emerging threats for emerging platforms
o Embedded systems
o Mobile security (Android, IOS, Windows Phone)
o Windows 8, Mac OS & other operating systems, etc.
2. Securing cloud, virtual & ‘big-data’ infrastructure
o Mail services
o Storage services
o Social networks, etc.
3. Future protection technologies
o Proactive detection technologies
o Filtering technologies
o Web application security, etc.
4. Securing corporate infrastructure
o Combating advanced persistent threats (APTS)/targeted attacks
o Vulnerabilities, exploits
o Rootkits/bootkits
o Botnets
o DDoS attacks
o Network security, etc.
5. Security education
o Tools and resources to raise and promote IT security awareness

The three best papers from Asia-Pacific & MEA Round will be given awards and valuable prizes; 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750 and 3rd place $500 from Kaspersky Lab and the authors will be invited to attend the international ‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation’ conference at Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom in June 2013.
Kaspersky Lab will be conducting roadshows at selected colleges and universities to brief the potential participants on more information about this competition.

Paper Submission Dateline:
11 February 2013
Acceptance Notification:
18 February 2013

Final Presentations due:
18 March 2013

Conference date:
21-23 March, 2013, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

To register and submit the papers, kindly visit

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