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  • 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.

    02.04.2021

  • 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. 

    06.01.2021

  • 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.

    29.12.2020

  • ITMO University Scientists Propose Methods of Detecting DoS Attacks on IoT Networks

    The new techniques will help detect hidden attacks that can paralyze automated production, fire safety, or medical monitoring systems. A paper describing the researchers’ findings has been published in the International Journal of Computers and Applications.

    17.12.2020

  • Hacks, Viruses, and DDoS: Who Attacks Our Computers and How to Stop Them

    Every day, we produce plenty of data – writing texts, taking personal pictures, making online payments. All of that information can easily be hacked and stolen. What ways are there to prevent that? We dive into data security with Vlad Roskov, ITMO graduate and captain of a top competitive hacking team.

    12.08.2020

  • Russian Teams Took First and Third Place at Sports Hacking Competition CyBRICS 2020

    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.  

    10.08.2020

  • Mexican Student Shares His Story and Tips for Better Online Security

    Coming from the other side of the world is always a challenging endeavor, it takes courage to leave behind those who you love, your traditions and culture, nevertheless sometimes we ought to sacrifice something to be able to reach the potential we did not know we had. 

    24.10.2019

  • Fort Boyard: ITMO University Hosts Information Security Quest

    ITMO University and The Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science of the Academy of the Federal Security Service of Russia have hosted an information security quest for St. Petersburg school students. Gathered at ITMO’s Lomonosova St. 9 campus, the participants were taught about data protection and encryption in the game format. ITMO.NEWS braved the quest alongside the students to find out about the simplest ways of encrypting a letter and tricks to detect hidden cameras.

    15.10.2019

  • ITMO University Team Wins NordCTF With More Points Than All Other Contestants Put Together

    The final of the regional NordCTF cyber security contest took place in the St. Petersburg “Boiling Point” center. ITMO University team has managed to finish first with a fourfold margin. Our correspondent observed the competition and was lucky enough to talk to its hosts about computer forensics, hacker footprint tracking methods and the fate of the current winners. 

    14.10.2019

  • ITMO University Students Will Represent Russia at CyBRICS Winter School

    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.

    11.10.2019