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WOBURN, MA – April 10, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — Kaspersky Lab has announced the results of the last regional round of its “CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2014” international student conference.
The Americas round took place on April 1-2, 2014 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Winners of local competitions presented their research papers to a program committee of Kaspersky Lab antivirus analysts, industry experts, scientists and professors.
CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2014 consisted of four regional rounds: the European Round, the Russia & CIS Round, the Asia-Pacific & MEA Round and the Americas Round. The winners of each local contest earned a spot in the Final Round as well as cash prizes to help further develop their projects. Topics suggested to participants this year included: emerging threats for emerging platforms; securing cloud, virtual and “big-data” infrastructure; future protection technologies; securing corporate infrastructure; and security education.
The winners of the Americas round were:
Kaspersky Lab is pleased to congratulate all the winners of regional rounds of the conference and welcomes them to the global finals taking place in June 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.
CyberSecurity for the Next Generation is an annual international event financed and organized by Kaspersky Lab. This long-term project brings together students, young scientists and researchers, leading IT security experts and university professors from across the world in a collaborative environment to present and discuss topical cybersecurity issues.
In addition to the main competition in which participants presented their projects, the CyberSecurity for the Next Generation program included activities such as expert presentations, panel discussions, presentation skills training and a cybersecurity quiz. Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, participated in the student conference and gave a presentation called “Cyber Inferno: Seven Circles,” delivering a vision of contemporary cyberspace.
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