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Kaspersky wants young talent to become cybersecurity professionals

Kaspersky is calling for young talent to take part in Secur’IT Cup 2019 – an international competition for students to work on fresh cybersecurity ideas.

Secur’IT Cup 2018
Secur’IT Cup 2018

Kaspersky is driving educational initiatives to encourage young people to enter the cybersecurity industry. The Secur’IT Cup’19 competition gives young enthusiasts the opportunity to try and solve issues affecting the three most significant industries of the future:

• Finance – protect financial industry users and institutions by improving online fraud detection mechanisms, such as wipers/cryptographers and hidden mining
• Automotive – improve smart car user safety by preventing controller area network attacks, GPS and other sensitive data leakage for both manned and unmanned vehicles
• Machine learning – develop new methods to apply machine learning to improve cybersecurity technologies and narrow the damage caused by cyberattacks

The competition aims to support students and young researchers who already have their own projects that will contribute to solving existing cybersecurity problems and dealing with the most advanced threats. Projects that can be submitted include a software or hardware solution prototype, a piece of code, a research-based policy, as well as many others.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, commented: “Technology now connects us across platforms and borders like never before, opening up new possibilities for everyone. Digital connectivity brings convenience and opportunities: it is a necessity for the survival of modern businesses, government institutions and the industrial sector. But at the same time it introduces serious vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, I’m positive we can overcome the cyber-challenges that we’re confronting with the development of technology. And we call on young talented people to help us do just that and build a safer world together. I wish all the participants of the Secur’IT Cup the best of luck and hope to see some great innovative ideas!”

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