WOBURN, MA, Aug 31, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat
management solutions and one of the world’s leaders in cyber
security, will expand its acclaimed international research
conference, “IT Security for the Next Generation,” to university
students in the United States. Partnering with the Polytechnic
Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), the conference will take
place within the NYU-Poly Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW)
November 10-11, 2011.
The inspirational conference brings together students, experts,
scientists and researchers in a collaborative environment to present
and discuss issues relating to cybercrime. To participate in the
conference and Kaspersky’s American Cup at NYU-Poly CSAW, which will
be an extension of CSAW’s other challenges, potential attendees must
submit research on the topic of “Cyber Security” by October 10, 2011.
Selected authors will be invited to attend the conference and are
automatically entered in the challenge and asked to present their
papers. The winning submissions, as identified by a program
committee, will be invited to attend the 2012 Kaspersky International
Cup of the IT Security Conference for Young Professionals, which will
take place in Europe in May 2012. Additionally, first place will
receive $1500, second place $1000 and third place $750.
“‘IT Security for the Next Generation’ is a platform for future
experts to share and to collaborate. It’s a venue where new ideas are
born — ideas that will improve and shape the future of security,”
said Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder and CEO, Kaspersky Lab. “By
partnering with NYU-Poly, we’re able to tap into the minds of the
young researchers of tomorrow and foster communication and
collaboration with the experts of today. We’ve had great
international success and are excited for Kaspersky Lab to bring this
program to North America’s brightest academia.”
“This partnership with Kaspersky Lab will take CSAW to the next level
by adding formal instruction to an event that provides hands-on
challenges and interaction with security professionals,” said Nasir
Memon, who heads NYU-Poly’s cyber security program. “The American Cup
2012 challenge will also attract a new set of student researchers
with new, unpublished work on important security issues.”
To Enter Kaspersky’s American Cup at NYU-Poly CSAW:
prior to the October 10, 2011 deadline on the Kaspersky website.
Prepare research in one of four areas: technical, social, economic
and legal. Topics are listed on the web page.
3. Submit the research
by October 10, 2011.
More information is also available at:
About NYU-Poly’s CSAW Challenges
In addition to the American Cup,
CSAW hosts other challenges at NYU-Poly. The widest-ranging student
competition of its kind, CSAW has been challenging top cyber security
students to improve their skills through a series of fast-paced
competitions since 2004. CSAW preliminary challenges regularly draw
more than 1,000 international professionals and students, but only
student teams from the United States are eligible to become finalists
and win a trip to New York to participate on the Brooklyn campus of
Valuable prizes, invaluable experience and interaction with top cyber
security academics and professionals have been hallmarks of all CSAW
competitions, which are open to high school and university students.
Participation in all CSAW challenges is free of charge. Top cyber
security students of NYU-Poly and NYU head teams comprised of
students, faculty and industry professionals who design the
challenges, and the students help recruit the noted professionals who
act as judges.
More information is also available at:
Registration is also open on the CSAW website for the six other CSAW
1. The NYU-Poly ATT Best Applied Security Paper Award
for research that has been previously published or accepted by an
2. Capture-the-flag applications security;
3. Embedded systems;
4. High school cyber security forensics;
6. Educational videos promoting cyber security.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest
privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive
protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware,
hackers and spam. The company’s products provide in-depth computer
defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including
home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large
enterprises. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the
products and services of nearly 100 of industry leading IT,
networking, communications and applications solution vendors.
For further information about the company, please visit
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About Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University),
an affiliate of New York University, is a comprehensive school of
engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted
in a 157-year tradition of invention, innovation and
entrepreneurship: i(2)e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the
nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its
main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown
Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region and
around the globe. Globally, NYU-Poly has programs in Israel, China
and is an integral part of NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi. For more
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