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Recently, ITMO hosted the finals of the international CTF cybersecurity tournament that was held under the aegis of the 5th International Municipal BRICS+ Forum. Participants from over 90 countries took part in the tournament, while the winners split the $10,000 prize fund. This year, the best results were achieved by Russian teams.
This is the second time that the international tournament has been held. Because of the pandemic, the 2020 competition was organized in a simplified way: there was one online round for everyone wishing to participate. CyBRICS 2020 also broke last year’s record in terms of the number of participants: it brought together almost 1,500 teams from all over the world, with 786 of them scoring better than zero. Thus, CyBRICS remains the largest sports hacking competition organized by a Russian institution.
ITMO University Student Participates in BRICS International Youth Forum as Part of Russian Delegation
On October 17-20, the capital of Brazil hosted the fifth BRICS International Youth Forum. The main topics for discussion were new educational formats, the development of soft skills, as well as entrepreneurship in the student community. Presenting his research at the panel session was Kirill Plugin, a fourth-year Bachelor’s student of ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and co-founder of the Digital Generation club. Read on to learn more about the forum and its results.
The final round of the CyBRICS international competition in the field of computer security initiated by ITMO University has recently come to an end. The event united the best teams from Russia, China, India, Brazil, and South Africa, who competed for the right to participate in the CyBRICS winter school, which will take place in St. Petersburg this winter. An ITMO.NEWS correspondent met with the event’s organizers to find out more about the competition and sports hacking.
More than 750 teams from around the world took part in the recent online round of CyBRICS, a large-scale computer security competition for participants from the BRICS countries: Brazil, India, China, South Africa, and Russia. As one of the event’s organizers, ITMO University will receive the winners of the qualifying round when they come to St. Petersburg in September to compete in the final round. The competition is developed and run by members of the SPbCTF community.
In the recently published QS BRICS 2017 ranking, ITMO University showed great results by moving from 101st to 75th position among Russian universities, thus entering 20% of BRICS top universities. Among the factors that contributed to this rapid rise were an increase in indicators related to academic and employer reputation, publications in international journals and the amount of international staff and students.
Soon, we'll no longer need lots of equipment to work in the net. Network function virtualization (NFV) is a new technology which allows virtualizing whole classes of network nodes. The idea is already being adopted by major IT-corporations, new startups, and scientific laboratories; yet, there are still some problems — and thus opportunities for research — to it. Professor Luciano Paschoal Gaspary from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) shared about the prospects and challenges of the promising technology.