Kaspersky lab has launched a groundbreaking competition calling for ideas about how to improve IT security from students right across Europe.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of security experts from the UK and across Europe and the winners will be presented with a prize from Kaspersky.
Students from all institutions of higher education from right across Europe have been invited to enter into the competition.
The winners will then be invited to the 'IT Security for the Next Generation Conference' at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany, between 22 and 24 October this year.
The head of educational programs at Kapersky Lab, Miss Svetlana Efimova stated: "We hope that the conference will provide an opportunity for young specialists from all over the world to develop and exchange their ideas."
Applications are requested by 15th of August and submissions may be written on a variety of topics, including: 'In the Cloud' security, 'Future Technologies for Detecting and Combating Malware', and 'Challenges and Opportunities for IT Security Companies within the Next 10 Years'.
Experts are hoping that this competition will be a way of revealing some groundbreaking ideas about cybercrime and ways of protecting against attack from malicious malware.