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  • CTF Competitions: Reasons To Join and Preparation Tips

    With an ever-increasing number of hacker attacks, cybersecurity specialists are compelled to constantly upgrade their skills; for one, by participating in Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions. In this article, Alexander Menshikov, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, and Georgy Gennadiev, a CTF contest veteran and a Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, provide an overview of existing CTF events, as well as list a pool of benefits they offer for specialists and companies alike.


  • Quiz: Movie Character or Real-Life Hacker?

    You know those gloomy guys in hoodies who sit in complete darkness and can hack into banks, government databases, and major corporations in under a minute? Movie hackers are often impressive, but their lives have very little to do with reality. And yet, some of the real-life cases are more exciting than the most adrenaline-fueled movie. Don’t believe us? Take our quiz and see if you can tell apart the world’s most prolific hackers from their silver-screen counterparts. 


  • ITMO Students Win Russian Information Security Competition OpenBonch 2022

    The team ITMO))) won the national information security cyberdrills OpenBonch 2022. Students from the Faculty of Secure Information Technologies were first to solve the task and earned 89/100 points, setting the competition’s record.


  • ITMO Team Shines at SPbSUT Competition in Information Security

    ITMO University’s students claimed first place in a cybersecurity contest organized by St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT). All in all, 26 teams from the Northwestern Federal District participated in the competition. Having scored 96 out of 100, the ITMO team is now to compete at the national competition OpenBonch 2022 planned for this fall.


  • ITMO’s Team Fargate Wins Kuban CTF-2021

    Kuban CTF (Capture The Flag) is a team competition in computer security that took place as part of Kuban Cyber Security Conference 2021. ITMO’s student team won the competition for the second time.


  • ITMO and Rostelecom Work on a Support Center of the National Cyber Testing Ground

    It will be the first support center in St. Petersburg and the fifth in Russia. The agreement was signed by Igor Lyapunov, vice president of Rostelecom in information security, and Vladimir Vasilyev, rector of ITMO University, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 4.


  • ITMO University Opens International Cybersecurity Center in St. Petersburg

    On May 14, ITMO launched the Safety and Security of Critical Information Technologies international research center. Here, students will receive practical training on dealing with cyber threats while working on real-life projects. At the launch, special training was held at the National Cyber Testing Ground, one the largest information security projects in Russia. 


  • ITMO Associate Professor Alexander Kuznetsov on How Criminals Fool Voice Recognition to Steal Money

    Biometric technology, such as voice recognition, is now being rolled out in banking. At the end of 2020, Russia passed a law enhancing the use of biometrics in the financial sector. However, cybercriminals already know how to fool such identification and gain access to customers’ money using fake audio tracks. How does it happen? What can cybersecurity specialists do about it? And what solutions can ITMO offer? Alexander Kuznetsov, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, will answer these and many other questions.


  • Cyber-Corona: How Businesses Managed the Transition to Working From Home

    A recent survey by the RAEC, the Higher School of Economics, and Microsoft has shown that 54% of Russian companies have switched to working from home due to the pandemic. But it wasn’t always a breeze. 


  • ITMO University Participates in Personal Digital Certificate Program

    The courses by ITMO University helped over 350 students of various majors acquire new knowledge and skills in big data, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.