Kaspersky announces Cybersecurity Competition Secur’IT Cup 2019 for students

Kaspersky International Cybersecurity Competition is back with the Secur’IT Cup 2019for students where the overall global winner will get Rs 6.9 lakh.

The international competition aims to provide a platform for students to showcase their ideas and engage in peer learning.

Students from across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region aged between 18-24 are invited to join this cybersecurity competition.

The company said, students have to present their projects on solving cybersecurity issues in the following areas- machine learning in cybersecurity, financial security, and automotive security. They will be presenting their ideas or project to a panel of Kaspersky experts, university delegates and local partners.

For students not based in Singapore, presentations can be made via a pre-recorded video presentation.

The event will be held on 11th July 2019 at the Singapore Institute of Technology – Nanyang Polytechnic.

The first prize includes a grant of $10,000, second prize is a trip to the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2020 in Europe and the third prize is a mentorship session with experts from Kaspersky and also free access to Kaspersky Cybersecurity Certification Fundamentals.

The global finale will be held in Europe during the Kaspersky Partner Summit 2019 later this year and only winners of the local rounds, APAC being one of them, will be participating in the final round.  The overall global winner or the winning team will receive a grant of US$10,000 (Around 6.9 lakh rupees).