IBM and STU found research centre

IBM COMPANY, together with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) and the DWC Slovakia company are preparing a project to found a research centre for analysis and protection of data in mobile devices.

Slovak University of TechnologySlovak University of Technology (Source: Sme)

The project will support top level research that enables companies and organisations to be connected online through mobile devices, the cloud and social networks – without any security threats, IBM explained in a press release.

“An international research centre will bring to Slovakia top research in ‘Big Data’,” said Martin Murgáč CEO of IBM Slovensko. “By September, students of the STU will participate in the practical simulation and testing of security violations of mobile services with specific tasks crucial for the foreseen results.”

The focus of the scientific work, worth €5.2 million, will be data. Today, Big Data is not just a source of important and useful information for companies, but also one of the crucial assets that needs to be carefully protected. The ever-faster development of IT and innovations brings new challenges in finding ways to minimise the risk of cyber attacks.

The project is co-financed from the European Fund for Regional Development, via the Slovak Education Ministry’s Agency for EU Structural Funds.

“One of the goals of this project is a better connection between academia with practical applications, and its involvement in solving the research tasks necessary for the needs of business in cyber security,” Murgáč added.

The centre will be one of just a few research centres in Slovakia with active participation of international researchers.

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