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Symantec To Sponsor Student Security Research Team Competition At Georgia Tech

Posted September 1, 2006 3:57 a.m. EDT

— Symantec, a developer of securities technology, will be the sponsor of the "Tiger Teams" student design competition in usable security research at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Tiger Team

event is in its second year. It is put on by Tech's College of Computing, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center.

In the competition, which lasts the entire school year, two-person teams prepare proposals to address security issues.

"Recent high-profile cases, as well as a rise in media exposure of online identity fraud, have increased the demand for security solutions that are intuitive for the everyday computer user," said Keith Edwards, associate professor at the College of Computing. "The Tiger Teams competition allows the academic world to unite with industry leaders such as Symantec in an effort to create the next generation of security solutions that will impact the future of computing for everyday users."