Kaspersky International Cybersecurity Competition Is Back Again! A Chance to Win US$10,000


Students can submit their projects which will help solve cybersecurity issues in machine learning, financial security and automotive security.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition, Kaspersky has announced the second edition of its international cybersecurity competition for students, Secur’IT Cup 2019, and it is inviting students from across the Asia Pacific (APAC) to join its competition.

The finale of the APAC edition will be held on 11 July 2019 at Singapore Institute of Technology, Nanyang Polytechnic, where participants will present their cybersecurity projects to a panel of Kaspersky experts, university delegates and local partners.

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

Besides showcasing their cybersecurity projects, students will get a chance to network with Kaspersky experts and engage in peer learning.

Students aged 18 to 28 can present their projects which will help solve cybersecurity issues in the following areas: machine learning in cybersecurity, financial security and automotive security.

“We are excited about bringing back Secur’IT Cup this year, and our initiative is aimed at enhancing the next generation of cybersecurity talent, making them more in tune with the everchanging landscape and evolving demands of cybersecurity,” said Shrenik Bhayani, General Manager of South Asia at Kaspersky.

“India has been developing so rapidly moving towards a digital ecosystem that it has been one of the favourite targets for cybercriminals. I believe Kaspersky SecurIT Cup 2019 supports the ongoing Digital India program by the Government of India, and it would be a good opportunity for our local talents to be exposed to wider region and be recognized on an international platform,” Bhayani added.

Participate to win US$10,000

The overall global winner will receive a grant of US$10,000 (6.9 lakh rupees). While winners at the APAC competition will receive the following:

  • A USD$1500 grant for Proof-of-Concept (PoC)
  • A trip to participate in the finals in Europe
  • A mentorship session with experts from Kaspersky to improve their project
  • Free access to Kaspersky Cybersecurity Certification Fundamentals, which equips users with knowledge and technical skills in areas such as cryptography, application security and incident response

The deadline for submission of abstract is until July 2019. The panel will consider all submitted projects and announce the best ones for the finals.

Only winners of the local competition will be allowed to compete in the global finals during Kaspersky Partner Summit 2019 that would be held in Europe.