Ukrainian nationwide competition of innovative products for information security of the banking system "Anticyber"

The final of the Ukrainian nationwide competition of innovative products for the information security of the banking system "Anticyber" among the students of higher educational institutions of Ukraine took place on December, 19 and was organized by Independent Association of Ukrainian Banks (IAUB). The competition, which started on April, 15, was supported by National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute" and the Science Park "Kyivska Polytechnica". The participants were talented students up to 30 years, who submitted their projects in the following areas:
1. Direction "Fantasy". A participant has to offer future technology - economically sound innovative solution. What should future payment terminal, ATM, payment card be like from the standpoint of the user identification (card holder, the account holder, payer, etc.) and ensuring safe money transfer.
2. Direction "Optimization". A participant has to find a possibility of reducing the price of existing technologies (chip-technologies, smart-technologies, secure data communication technologies, etc.).
3. Direction "Security." A participant has to offer detection instruments for ATM tampering (skimming devices, etc.).
4. Direction "Antivirus protection". A participant has to offer a product aimed at fraud prevention using remote banking systems (RBS) or technology that would prevent from fraudsters receiving confidential data that is needed to steal money from accounts.
51 projects have been submitted for the competition 10 of which reached the final:

Surname and name of participant The presentation title
1. Veter Maksim Vladimirovich “Skimming device protection”
2. Voronkova Yelizaveta Sergeevna “Improving the reliability of authentication by using portable encephalograph and a device for taking a forearm electromyogram”
3. Grygoruk Alexandr Vasilyevich “Protection of information entered with a payment terminal keyboard”
4. Yashenko Igor Semenovych “Application of biometric scanner to improve ATM security”
5. Krutsyuk Victor Yuryevich «The use of proximity and light sensors to detect placed skimming devices (PIN pad) on ATMs»
6. Pyshka Dmitry Ivanovich “Protected method of entering information into ATM”
7. Savchenko Yana Viktorovna “Biometric payment system protection method”
8. Svizhevsky Vyacheslav Feliksovich “Improving the Safety Level of terminal systems by modern means”
9. Trinko Igor Igorevich “Increasing of protection level of entering PIN-code into ATMs”
10. Cherepahova Yekaterina Vyacheslavovna “Detection of unauthorized devices on ATMs”

As a result, the jury members selected three winners:
1st place was taken by Voronkova Yelizaveta Sergeevna and her project “Improving the reliability of authentication by using portable encephalograph and a device for taking a forearm electromyogram”
2nd place was taken by Trinko Igor Igorevich and his project “Increasing of protection level of entering PIN-code in ATMs”
3nd place was taken by Pyshka Dmitry Ivanovich and his project “Protected method of entering information into ATM”
The prize fund of the competition figures up to 35 000 hryvnia! (1st place - 20 000 UAH., 2nd place - 10 000 UAH., 3rd place - 5000 UAH.). For further details follow the link: http://www.nabu.com.ua/ukr/press_centr/news/53248/
In addition, all the finalists received consolation prizes from the Independent Association of Ukrainian Banks and PJSC "Credit Agricole Bank."