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The Summer School on Cryptography and Information Security started in Taganrog 3 Jul 2024

The Cryptography 2024 Summer School has successfully started!

The Summer School "Cryptography and Information Security" is a traditional event organized by the Cryptographic Center (Novosibirsk) and the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok. This year the Summer School is organized in cooperation with the Southern Federal University and on its base in the city of Taganrog.

The city is known not only as the birthplace of A.P. Chekhov and F.G. Ranevskaya, but also as the first Russian port on the Sea of Azov founded by Peter the Great. Taganrog got its name in honor of the cape Taganiy Rog (from Tatar - "high cape"), on which the fortress was previously located. It is in this historical part of the city that the Summer School takes place.

From July 1 to July 15, 70 students and teachers from Novosibirsk, Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don, Tomsk, Sevastopol, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Stavropol and other cities will work together on topical issues of modern cryptography. Both lectures and project work are already in full swing.

Participants of the school are expected to attend 30 specialized lectures and teamwork in 13 projects related to solving educational and research problems in the field of cryptography and information security. One of the most important events of the school is a round table on modern problems of cryptography. The students will also enjoy walks around Taganrog, sports activities, a friendly volleyball match and the main event of the school - the final conference on the results of the work with the publication of theses.

The Summer School-Conference is organized by the Cryptographic Center (Novosibirsk) with the support of the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok and the Southern Federal University.


Successful defence of the PhD thesis of our employee Alexander Sergeevich Shaporenko 26 Jun 2024

🎉🎉🎉🎉 Congratulations to our collaborator Alexander Sergeyevich Shaporenko on the successful defence of his PhD thesis "Construction of Bent functions on the basis of their derivatives and related open questions" for the degree of Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in speciality 1.2.3 - theoretical computer science, cybernetics! Dissertation Council of the S.L. Sobolev Institute of Mathematics. S.L.Sobolev SB RAS made a unanimous decision💯


NSU awarded the winners of the Tenth International Cryptography Olympiad NSUCRYPTO'2023 20 Jun 2024

The participants of the tenth anniversary Olympiad were awarded prizes with NSUCRYPTO symbols and medals. The ceremony was attended by Mikhail Fedoruk, Rector of Novosibirsk State University, and Igor Marchuk, Dean of the Mechanical and Mathematical Faculty of NSU.

In the first, individual round, the second degree diploma was awarded to NSU MMF student Sergey Kurchev. Diplomas of the third degree were awarded to students of the Faculty of Information Technologies and Mehmat - Nikolay Yakovlev, Konstantin Romanov and Sergey Kotov. The participants managed to beat representatives of such countries as Iran, Singapore and Vietnam. Roman Lebedev, a PhD student of FIT, was also awarded a third degree diploma in the "professionals" category. His rivals were strong competitors from Germany and India.

In the team round the second degree diplomas were awarded to the team of NSU MMF: Alexander Bochkarev, Fedor Kobzev, Nikolay Matrokhin and Sergey Makogon, Semyon Kochetkov, Kirill Tretyakov, and the third degree diploma to the team of NSU MMF students consisting of Anvar Mukumov, Egor Plotnikov and Kirill Kirillov.

We should also note the outstanding result of the team of NSU MMF students - Alexander Bakharev, Rinchin Zapanov and Sergey Zinchenko, who took first place in the team round. The guys scored a record 60 points, thus beating their colleagues from MIT and Cambridge (USA), Vietnam, Romania, Hungary, as well as strong teams from other Russian cities. In the overall medal standings, the team was second only to the team of professionals from the cryptographic laboratory COSIC from Belgium.

In his welcoming speech Mikhail Fedoruk recalled how the NSUCRYPTO Olympiad has been developing for ten years, and also noted the importance of information security in the modern world. Igor Marchuk, in his turn, emphasised that the mathematical language is an international language, as it unites different people and it is impossible to do cryptography without knowledge of this language. Natalia Tokareva, Chair of the Programme Committee of the Olympiad, Associate Professor at NSU, noted Russia's strong performance at the 2023 Olympiad - our country has earned more than 30 medals.

In the final part of the event the participants were welcomed with tea and a colourful cake with the Olympiad logo.

Non-Stop University CRYPTO Olympiad is the only international Olympiad in cryptography. It unites both pupils and students and professionals from all over the world. Anyone can take part in the Olympiad, regardless of geographical location. The official language of the Olympiad is English. The aim of the Olympiad is to attract young researchers to the solution of modern cryptography questions.

The organizers and partners of the Olympiad were the Cryptographic Centre (Novosibirsk), Novosibirsk State University, International Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok, North-West Centre for Mathematical Research named after Sofia Kovalevskaya, University of Leuven (Belgium), Southern Federal University, Belarusian State University, Tomsk State University, Kryptonite, Demlabs and Aktiv companies.


❗Registration is open for the Summer School on Cryptography and Information Security (1-15 July 2024, Taganrog) 18 Mar 2024

The Summer School-Conference "Cryptography and Information Security" is a traditional event organised by the Cryptographic Centre and the International Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok. This year the Summer School is organised in cooperation with and on the basis of the Southern Federal University.

Dates and venue: 1 July - 15 July 2024, Taganrog. Participation format: full-time. There is a possibility of partial material support for the arrival and accommodation of non-resident participants.

The students are expected to attend lectures, team and individual work in projects related to solving research problems in the field of cryptography and information security, sports activities. One of the most important events of the school-conference is a round table on modern problems of cryptography. The topics of the projects will touch upon the construction of cryptographic protocols for solving authentication, identification, key transfer, messaging and other cryptographic problems. Particular attention will be paid to cryptographic protocols for solving problems faced by dynamically changing topology (DFT) group objects and their security issues.

Students from universities are invited to participate.

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2024. To apply, please visit the school website: https://crypto.nsu.ru/ru/letnyaya-shkola/.

In 2023 the Summer School was held in Kaliningrad in co-operation with I.Kant BFU. Students successfully worked on projects together with leading Russian developers in the field of post-quantum cryptography.


NSU students won gold at the NSUCRYPTO 17 Jan 2024

The results of the Non-Stop University CRYPTO International Cryptography Olympiad, which took place in October 2023, have been summarised. NSU students took an active part in it.

In the individual round in the category "students" the second degree diploma was awarded to Sergey Kurchev, a student of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics. Third degree diplomas were awarded to students of the Faculty of Information Technologies and the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics - Nikolay Yakovlev, Konstantin Romanov and Sergey Kotov. They managed to successfully beat representatives of Iran, Singapore and Vietnam. Roman Lebedev, a postgraduate student of FIT, was awarded a third degree diploma in the "professionals" category in the first round. His rivals were strong competitors from Germany and India.

We should note the outstanding result of NSU MMF students Alexander Bakharev, Rinchin Zapanov and Sergey Zinchenko, who took first place in the team round. Having scored a record number of points (60), the guys beat teams from MIT and Cambridge (USA), Vietnam, Romania, Hungary, as well as strong teams from other cities of Russia. And in the overall medal standings (in comparison with professionals) the team of our guys was second only to the professionals of the famous cryptographic laboratory COSIC from Belgium.

Diplomas of the second degree were awarded to two teams of MSF NSU students: Alexander Bochkarev, Fedor Kobzev, Nikolay Matrokhin and Sergey Makogon, Semyon Kochetkov, Kirill Tretyakov respectively. The third degree diploma was awarded to the team of NSU MMF students consisting of Anvar Mukumov, Egor Plotnikov and Kirill Kirillov.

Congratulations to the winners and medallists of 2023!


More than 1,100 students, professionals and schoolchildren from 44 countries attended NSUCRYPTO-2023 7 Nov 2023

A large international event, the Non-Stop University Cryptography Olympiad CRYPTO, was successfully held from 15 to 23 October with the active participation of the NSU Cryptographic Centre.

- This year's Olympiad was the tenth anniversary, and the most public one. For both the rounds, we recorded more than 1100 registrations from 44 countries. This is a certain success. In my opinion, a significant role was played by the attraction of new coorganisers and partners who are ready to actively support and promote the event, invite students and offer interesting tasks from the industry," commented Natalia Tokareva, Chair of the Olympiad Programme Committee, Associate Professor at NSU.

The participants were offered 14 different tasks. Their topics included postquantum cryptography, hash functions, calculators, creation of new ciphers and analysis of existing ones, prime numbers, cryptographic protocols and digital signatures.

The Non-Stop University CRYPTO Olympiad is the only international cryptography Olympiad. It unites both school and university students and professionals from all over the world. Everyone can take part in the Olympiad, independently of geographical location. The official language of the Olympiad is English. The aim of the Olympiad is to attract young researchers to the solution of modern cryptography questions.

The organizers and partners of the Olympiad are the Cryptographic Centre (Novosibirsk), Novosibirsk State University, International Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok, North-West Centre for Mathematical Research named after Sofia Kovalevskaya, University of Leuven (Belgium), Southern Federal University, Belarusian State University, Tomsk State University, Kryptonite, Demlabs and Aktiv companies.

The official results of the Olympiad will be announced in December 2023.


Low-resource cryptography and modern cryptanalysis: NSU employees were speakers at the International Conference SIBECRYPT-2023 7 Nov 2023

The 22nd International Conference SIBECRYPT "Siberian Scientific School-Seminar "Computer Security and Cryptography" named after G.P. Agibalov was held from 4 to 9 September in Barnaul.

The conference gathered about 50 cryptography and information security specialists from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk, Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, as well as India and Pakistan.

The delegation from Novosibirsk included 10 professors and students from Novosibirsk State University, who presented sectional and plenary reports in the fields of postquantum cryptography and cryptographic discrete functions.

It should be noted that Denis Bykov, a 2nd year MSc student of NSU, a researcher of the Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok, became the winner of the competition of young people's reports of the conference.

SIBECRYPT is one of the leading conferences on cryptography and computer security in Russia, held annually in different Siberian cities. Its aim is to discuss fundamental mathematical problems of cryptography and information protection in computer systems and networks, exchange of scientific results on development of theoretical foundations and creation of hardware and software tools for computer security.

This year the conference was held in Barnaul with the support of the International Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok, Tomsk State University, North-West Centre for Mathematical Research named after Sofia Kovalevskaya. Sofia Kovalevskaya Centre for M


Post-quantum cryptosystems, data leakage protection methods and privacy issues were explored by participants of the Summer School on Cryptography (continued) 7 Nov 2023

— High scientific level and unique lecturers. This is what differentiates our summer school and arouses great interest in it from students from all over the country. There are no analogues of such a cryptographic school in Russia. We thank our coorganiser, Baltic Federal University, and personally Ekaterina Malygina, Associate Professor at BFU, for the excellent organisation, warm welcome and amazing atmosphere," - notes Natalia Tokareva, Head of the Summer School, Associate Professor at NSU.

The Summer School-Conference was supported by the Cryptographic Centre (Novosibirsk), the International Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok and the Kovalevskaya North-West Centre for Mathematical Research. S. Kovalevskaya.


Postquantum cryptosystems, data leakage protection methods and privacy problems were explored by the participants of the Summer School on cryptography 7 Nov 2023

The summer school-conference with international participation was successfully held in Kaliningrad. "Cryptography and Information Security" is a traditional event organised by the Cryptographic Centre (Novosibirsk), the International Mathematical Centre in Akademgorodok and the organisers of the NSUCRYPTO International Olympiad. This year the Summer School was organised with the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.

80 students and teachers conducted scientific research in the field of cryptography. In total 20 lectures were given by leading specialists from Moscow, Taganrog, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, a round table was organised, and most importantly, scientific research was conducted under the guidance of experienced cryptographers. A collection of theses was published as a result of the summer school.


Summer school on Cryptography and information security started in Kaliningrad 8 Aug 2023

Летняя школа «Криптография и информационная безопасность» – традиционное мероприятие, организуемое Новосибирским государственным университетом и Международным математическим центром. В этом году Летняя школа организуется в сотрудничестве с Балтийским федеральным университетом им. И.Канта и на его базе (Калининград). Всего на школу было подано 115 заявок. В итоге 68 студентов из Новосибирска, Калининграда, Томска, Москвы, Санкт-Петербурга, Таганрога, Екатеринбурга, Иннополиса, Хабаровска и других городов приехали на школу. Есть и международные участники – из Киргизии, Казахстана, Вьетнама.

— В этом году Летняя школа радует как географией, так и разнообразием лекций и научных проектов. Всем желаем успешной работы и научных свершений, — прокомментировала со-руководитель Летней школы, доцент БФУ Екатерина Малыгина.

В течение почти двух недель, с 7 по 17 августа, со студентами будут работать 17 преподавателей. Участников школы ждут лекции и командная работа в проектах, связанная с решением учебных и исследовательских задач в области криптографии и информационной безопасности. Одно из важнейших событий школы – круглый стол по современным проблемам криптографии. Студентов также ждут прогулки по Калининграду, необычные спортивные занятия, дружеский матч и главное событие школы – итоговая конференция по результатам работы с публикацией тезисов.

— Особое внимание школы в этом году будет уделено постквантовой криптографии. В школе принимают участие ведущие разработчики РФ в данной области, а именно – команды, непосредственно участвующие в создании стандартов в этой области. То, что нам удалось их привлечь – большой успех, — отметила руководитель Летней школы, доцент Механико-математического факультета НГУ Наталья Токарева.

Летняя школа-конференция проводится Криптографическим центром НГУ при поддержке Международного математического центра в Академгородке и Северо-Западного центра математических исследований им. С. Ковалевской.