Kaspersky Lab has partnered with PWC, Dassault Systems and Schlumberger to facilitate a cybersecurity talent search program targeted at students and young professionals regardless of security background.
The alliance seeks to help address a skills shortage in the information security industry through the Cybersecurity for the Next Generation program, Kaspersky said Friday.
Participants will engage in various tasks such as development of systems to secure a browser, protect data in the public cloud, manage login authorization and detect external online communications channels and intrusions based on data mining.
The program also covers the development of information security feed software, an industrial espionage prevention system, a protection simulation technology that will focus on the healthcare field and a cyber safety management game.
The grand winner will receive a $10,000 grant while the second placer will be invited to attend the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit and the third placer will have the chance to attend a professional conference on information security.
Interested groups may sign up on the program’s website through Oct. 25.
The contest finals will take place in Prague on Dec. 5 and 6.