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What do banks, autonomous vehicles, power economy, hospitals and home PCs have in common? Right, they all can be hacked, and that is why each of these fields needs to be protected. At ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, Master’s students are trained to predict, pinpoint, and eliminate vulnerabilities in all kinds of computer and cyber-physical systems. Learn all about the faculty's programs in our new illustrated series!
Shahzad Ahmed came from Pakistan in 2018 to study for a Master's degree in Information Security. He is currently studying his last semester and is waiting for the graduation ceremony. He is also passionate about sharing his experiences which led him to be a writer for ITMO Blogs.
ITMO student, Mahdi Akhlaqi came to study here from Afghanistan where he’s enrolled in a Master’s program in Computer System Information Security. He is currently in his final semester and is often occupied with extracurricular and social activities in international student clubs and other organizations in Saint Petersburg.
The final round of the 3rd CTF Cup, a national competition in the field of information security, has come to an end at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Winners of regional CTF competitions and developers of CTF games came together to determine which Russian team is the strongest. Taking part in the Cup were 15 teams, including winners of such prominent competitions such as RuCTF, CyBRICS, NordCTF and others. But it was ITMO University’s team that took the first place of the large-scale tournament.
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.
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.
The Russian city of Samara has recently hosted the international competition for information security specialists VolgaCTF. ITMO University was represented by two teams, LC↯BC and Kappa. We quizzed their captains on their training, new SPbCTF workshops season and benefits of sports hacking.
ITMO University Teams Take the Crown at Yauza CTF-2019, RealCTF and FaustCTF Cybersecurity Competitions
ITMO University teams came in top places at the cybersecurity competitions Yauza CTF-2019 (gold, silver and bronze), RealCTF (silver and bronze) и FaustCTF (the SPbCTF team emerged second). ITMO.NEWS met winning teams’ members, all students of Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and the Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, to talk about their experiences.
At the end of April, the Russian city of Ekaterinburg hosted RuCTF, the biggest competition in the field of cybersecurity in Russia. The event brought together 28 teams from Russia, Germany, Switzerland and other countries, including a total of three teams from ITMO University, one of which took third place.
On April 18, ITMO University’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies hosted the awards ceremony for the winners of the сompetition in computer science, computer security, mathematics, and cryptography organized by the Russian Council for Competitions for School Students. The main prize of the competition is a chance to get admitted to ITMO University without entrance exams, and some of the winners are definitely going to use this opportunity.