Kaspersky Lab Student Contest 2018

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Kaspersky Lab Student Contest 2018

Kaspersky Academy is now accepting an application for the Kaspersky Lab Student Contest 2018. It is dedicated to facing the rapidly changing world and tackling the security challenges posed by new technologies. The competition is open to all residents worldwide aged 18-28 years.

This is a skills-based competition, where eligible participants are invited for submissions of their projects to identified topics (tracks) for evaluation by a panel of judges. Whatever your background, as long as you have a passion for cyber security you can enter the contest for a chance to win a $10,000 grant.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • All residents worldwide
  • Aged 18-28 years.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate in the competition, the applicants need to do register through the given link:


  • The competition is open to all residents worldwide aged 18-28 years, except:
    • Employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies
    • Employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration or
    • Members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above;
    • Anyone who has no bank account in his/her own name
  • They do not accept applications from participants under 18 years, and from participants aged 29 and more.
  • Each participant must not provide more than one (1) entry for the competition.
  • The team may consist of one, two or three members. There are no exclusions regarding the team size.
  • One individual may only be a part of one team. If you are a part of a team, you may not submit individual entries.
  • The competition is open to individual or group submissions, however, in case a group submission wins the Second Prize, only one representative of the group (to be chosen by the group) will be provided with the Prize (travel, accommodation, and participation in the SAS conference.
  • The competition comprises of four stages.
    • The initial two stages (registration and brief idea description) are open to any individual or group who is eligible to enter the competition.
    • The third stage is open only for individuals or groups who have passed the first evaluation stage (Competition Intermediate Selection), and
    • The final stage is open to no more than thirty (30) participants selected from the third stage entry.
    • Prizes are only awarded to those who are selected as winners at the final stage.
  • All competition submissions must be received by the Promoter by no later than 23:59:59 London time on the Supervisory Date and Closing Date.
  • Each submission shall follow the criteria provided on the Competition Site and must meet the following general criteria:
    • It must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person.
    • It must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable local laws and regulations in any state where the submission is created.
    • It must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, and trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the competition, as determined by the Promoter, in its sole discretion.
    • It must be an original, unpublished work that is prepared exclusively for this competition and based on actual research activity carried out by the participant and does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
    • It must not contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
    • It must not contain any misrepresentations or misleading statements, including via the omission of material information.
    • It must be in English or Russian language. Note that the final event will be held in English language only.
    • To enter the competition, the participant has to visit the competition website located at Competition Site during the competition period and choose the track he/she is interested to research or develop solutions for.
  • Competition tracks are:
    • Connected health
    • Internet of things
    • Personal security


  • First Prize: a grant of $ 10,000
  • Second Prize: a trip to Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit
  • Third Prize: a trip to a cybersecurity conference
  • Special prizes: from contest partners

Application Deadline:

You should register at the Cup website and submit a brief description of your idea not later than September 30, 2018, 23:59:59 London time (UTC 0).

  • Note: If your idea gets a good review, you will get to the second part of the submission process. Then you have to submit a detailed idea description and project prototype submission until November 4, 2018, 23:59:59 London time (UTC 0).

Apply Now

Any questions regarding the Competition address to secureitcup@kaspersky.com

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