New Delhi November 15 2015: For devising an anti-intrusion software Astra, two 4th year Computer Science students of NIIT University --Shikhil Sharma and Ananda Krishnan -- have bagged the top tech innovation award at the 6th All China University Software Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition at Wuxi. The duo competed with teams from over 300 universities from Asia.
Astra secures websites of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and e-commerce portals from attacks by sneaky hackers who have the devious ability to override standard security software on websites.
The duo who received a grant of $ 1000 from Yahoo, had launched a start up Czar Securities (www.czarsecurities.com) to sell their product.
What started as a hobby for Shikhil Sharma and Ananda Krishna, who are both 21 now, was strengthened by technology grounding as part of their BTech Computer Science program at NIIT University (NU). Now in their final year of studies at NU, Shikhil and Ananda were mentored by faculty and industry professionals.