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5 Malaysian students qualify for regional security competition

AvantiKumar | March 15, 2013
Malaysian universities score the highest for qualifying participations in the region, says Kaspersky Lab's regional MD.

Harry Cheung - Kaspersky Lab modified

Photo - Harry Cheung, Managing Director, APAC, Kaspersky Lab.


Five students from three Malaysian universities have been chosen to compete at Russian security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab's Asia Pacific & MEA Cup 2013, which will be held at National University of Singapore in the city-state from 21 to 23 March 2013.

Kaspersky Lab APAC's managing director Harry Cheung said that among Asia Pacific and MEA (Middle East and African) countries, representatives from Malaysian universities have had the distinction of being shortlisted for four consecutive years, since the inaugural event in 2010.

Cheung said the five qualifying Malaysian students come from the University of Malaya, Multimedia University and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). They will join other shortlisted participants and present papers at National University of Singapore on topics related to cyber crime and cyber security to the panel.

"As cyber threats escalate, the need for a fresh pool of talent to contribute new ideas is a pressing concern," he said, adding that the presenters' performance will be evaluated on innovative value, practical value and application, social importance and relevance of the research, scientific and methodological level and presentation of research work.

"This competition, which is themed 'CyberSecurity for the Next Generation,' allows Kaspersky Lab to unearth thinkers who can add to the body of knowledge with input from across cultures. Malaysian universities have an excellent track record and we are excited for this year's representatives to make an impact," said Cheung. "Competition is stiff not just for the attractive prize money of US$1,000, US$750 and US$500 for the top three places but also for the opportunity to gain exposure at the international level."

The three best papers from Asia-Pacific & MEA Round will be invited to attend the international 'CyberSecurity for the Next Generation' conference at Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, in June 2013.

 

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