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Malaysian students called to cyber crime competition

AvantiKumar | Jan. 30, 2013
The best research papers will be shared at the National University of Singapore in March, says Kaspersky Lab.

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Photo - Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab.


Kaspersky Lab has invited Malaysian students to participate in this year's Cybercrime Research competition. The Russian security solutions provider is planning to assemble students, experts and researchers to share cyber security knowledge during a gathering at the National University of Singapore in March 2013.

"Malaysia has a great pool of talents in the field of cyber security and this competition will serve as an imperative focal point as well as a platform for the young generation to showcase their talents and knowledge in the common goal in fighting global cyber security threats," said Kaspersky Lab's channel sales director, SEA, Jimmy Fong.

"Kaspersky Lab's CyberSecurity for the Next Generation, Asia-Pacific & MEA Round 2013 aims to assemble students, experts and researchers to share their valuable knowledge and inspiring ideas related to cyber security," said Fong. "The best research papers from Malaysia will be selected for the Asia Pacific and MEA Conference where the students will be competing with students from respective universities and institutes of higher education around Asia Pacific and MEA region, to be held at National University of Singapore in March 2013." 

"We received tremendous feedback from Malaysian students and tertiary education institutions since the introduction of this competition in 2009," he said. "We foresee that we will receive a better response this year as cyber threats have grown and evolved across broader platforms with sophisticated modus operandi like malwares in smartphones and clouds as well as the cyber terrorism, which is highly vulnerable to the national security. As such, we believe that the students in this competition have their own distinctive viewpoints on the recent escalating of cyber security issues that could help us to find more alternatives in combating the rise."

The conference date is 21-23 March 2013, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore," Fong said. "The three best papers from Asia-Pacific & MEA Round will be given awards and valuable prizes; first place US$1000, second place US$750 and third place US$500 from Kaspersky Lab and the authors will be invited to attend the international 'CyberSecurity for the Next Generation' conference at Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom in June 2013."

The topics for 2013 and submission details can be found at


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