Cryptographic center (Novosibirsk)

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💥 We invite you to a mini-course of lectures from our postdoc Santu Pal. 17 May 2023

Wednesday, 17 May, 9:00 - 10:35, room 1132 of NSU
"Basic cryptanalysis of stream ciphers"
Thursday, 18 May, 9:00 - 10:35, room 1133 of NSU
"Modern cryptanalysis of stream ciphers I"
Thursday, 25 May, 9:00 - 10:35
"Modern cryptanalysis of stream ciphers II, room 1133 of NSU"

Lectures are devoted to stream ciphers and cryptanalysis methods that can be applied to them. We will discuss the role of LFSRs (Linear Feedback Shift Registers) and NFSRs (Nonlinear Feedback Shift Registers), some ciphers based on them (e.g. GRAIN), the choice of a Boolean function, and several attacks (e.g. statistical and the cube attacks).

💥 Registration for the Summer School on Cryptography and Information Security is open (August 7-17, 2023, Kaliningrad)! 1 Apr 2023

The Summer School-Conference "Cryptography and Information Security" is a traditional event organized by the NSU and the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok. This year, the Summer School is organized in cooperation with the I.Kant BFU and on its basis.

Dates and venue: August 7 - August 17, 2023, Kaliningrad.
Participation format: full-time. There is a possibility of partial financial support for the arrival and residence of nonresident participants.

Students will receive lectures, team and individual work in projects related to solving research problems in the field of cryptography and information security, sports classes. One of the most important events of the school-conference is a round table on modern problems of cryptography. The topics of the projects cover various issues of modern cryptography and information security: from methods of symmetric cryptography and cipher design to the development of modern post-quantum cryptosystems. Special attention will be paid to post-quantum cryptography at this summer school. The participation of the leading developers of the Russian Federation in this field is planned, namely, the teams directly involved at the moment in the development of the state standard of post–quantum cryptography of the Russian Federation.

University students and schoolchildren (11th grade) are invited to participate. The number of seats is limited.

Registration for the Summer School is open!
Applications are accepted until May 17, 2023.

More details on the school's website.

An employee of the Cryptographic Center acted as an invited expert at the RUSCRYPTO-2023 conference 27 Mar 2023

RUSCRYPTO is an annual scientific and practical conference dedicated to topical issues of cryptography and information security. It is a platform for communication between specialists in the field of cryptography and information security. The event is annually attended by developers and their potential clients, scientists and officials, specialists from commercial and government agencies. RusCrypto is theory and practice, presentations of new technologies and exchange of opinions.

Associate Professor of NSU, employee of the Cryptographic Center, N.N.Tokareva was invited to the RUSCRIPTO conference as an expert to organize and conduct a round table dedicated to the popularization of cryptography and involvement in the profession. The round table included presentations by representatives of MSU, MEPhI, SPbPU, FUMO IB and other organizations.

- The report of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation A.M.Shoitov on the creation of the National Technological Center for Digital Cryptography (STC CC) aroused particular interest in RUSCRIPTO. The new structure will allow for public-private cooperation to create means of cryptographic protection of information. This is a very important decision. In general, the conference program was very rich and interesting, I thank the organizers for the brilliantly conducted event, - N.N.Tokareva shares her impressions.

A team of NSU students took first place at the 2022 International Cryptography Olympiad 16 Jan 2023

In the first round, students of the SUNC NSU Mikhail Baev and Egor Tens received diplomas of the third degree in the category "schoolchildren", their main rivals were schoolchildren from the UK and Singapore. NSU students were also awarded prizes in the first round in the "students" category. Konstantin Romanov (FIT NSU) received a diploma of the second degree, Viktor Panshin (MMF NSU) earned a diploma of the third degree. Students of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of NSU Georgy Zhukov and Georgy Krivtsov received honorary diplomas in this category. In addition, the graduate student of the Faculty of Information Technologies of NSU Roman Lebedev will be awarded a diploma of the second degree in the category "professionals" in the first round. He managed to bypass the representatives of Germany, Belgium and Hungary.
And we note the outstanding result of the 2022 Olympiad for NSU – in the second round, a team of students of the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of NSU consisting of Alexander Bakharev, Rinchin Zapanov and Denis Bykov won a first degree diploma! They were able to beat their main rivals from Romania, Vietnam and Hungary, as well as strong teams from Moscow (MEPhI). Since 2017, Novosibirsk teams have not been able to overcome the competition.
In the first round, 37 participants from 10 countries will be awarded prizes and diplomas, in the second round — 27 teams from 9 countries. A detailed list of prize winners is published on the Olympiad website,
The Olympiad is organized by the Cryptographic Center (Novosibirsk), the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk State University, the University of Leuven (Belgium), Tomsk State University, Belarusian State University, the Northwestern Center for Mathematical Research named after Sofia Kovalevskaya and the Kryptonite Company.

Congratulations to our students and teachers - Alexander Bakharev and Denis Bykov with prize-winning places at the Lavrentiev diploma Competition in 2022. 21 Nov 2022

Alexander Bakharev was also awarded the A.A. Lyapunov Scholarship. 👍🏻