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  • Gaming Scams: How to Stay Safe While Playing Online

    According to Microsoft, over three billion people on the planet play video games. Today, gaming is more than just a fun activity or a hobby, it is also an excellent way to start making money. Yet not all do that fair and square. Here are some tips and tricks on how to spot gaming scams and avoid them while playing online.


  • I Am a Professional: Tips From Former Winners of Information & Cyber Security Track

    Previously, winners of the Robotics track of the I Am a Professional contest shared their tips for this year’s participants. In this part of the series, bronze medal winners of the Information & Cyber Security talk about their experiences at the contest and share advice. 


  • National Cyber Testing Ground: ITMO Team Wins First Intercollegiate Cybersecurity Wargames

    The National Cyber Testing Ground is a major national initiative that’s being developed by Rostelecom. In 2021, the telecommunications company and ITMO launched a support center for the initiative as part of the university’s Safety and Security of Critical Information Technologies international research center. And recently, ITMO’s team won the National Cyber Testing Ground’s First Intercollegiate Wargames in Cybersecurity. We talked to Aleksander Menshikov, head of the National Cyber Testing Ground’s training center, and Dmitry Tatarov, the winning team’s captain, to learn about the wargames and how one can join ITMO’s team.


  • Student Spotlight: Rutendo Paul Midzi, Zimbabwe

    Paul has come a long way from getting phished to becoming an Information Security student. Nowadays, it is very common to get scammed by fraudsters online. But with proper awareness and education, these traps are easily avoided. We met together with Paul at one of ITMO’s coworking spaces and dove into topics like data privacy, ethical hacking, the dark web, and phishing. Read on to discover the highlights of our conversation.


  • Student Spotlight: Moayad Terro, Syria

    Hailing from Syria, Moayad Terro is an international Master’s student in Information Security. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has plans to establish a cybersecurity firm in St. Petersburg. In his free time, he likes to vlog and make content for his YouTube channel and Facebook page. We got an opportunity to have a chat with this amazing person who always has an immensely positive attitude.


  • Social Media Knows Everything: Threats and Risks

    We all have social media, and some of us even have several personal accounts. We take our profiles seriously: share a lot of information about ourselves and our personal life, as well as post a bunch of photos. We also google things, browse the net, and use online maps for navigation – basically, we can't go through a day without the Internet. Ksenia Buraya, a casual staff at ITMO’s Machine Learning Lab and a VK programmer, explains what a digital footprint is and why it is dangerous to overshare on social media.


  • 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 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.


  • ITMO Team Wins VolgaCTF

    The VolgaCTF cybersecurity tournament in the СTF (Capture the flag) format has taken place annually since 2011, and a team from ITMO has won it for the second time.


  • ITMO Researchers Develop Unique Printing Technology for ‘Invisible’ Images

    This inkjet printing technology makes it possible to create a transparent protective image that can only be seen using polarized light – such as when using a smartphone screen.