The Olympiad Non-Stop University CRYPTO is the only international cryptography Olympiad. It unites both schoolchildren and students, as well as 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 purpose of the Olympiad is to attract young researchers to solving issues of modern cryptography.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. NSUCRYPTO is included in the list of international Olympiads, the number of prize-winning students of which affects the university's entry into the RAEX-100 rating of the best universities in Russia. The winners of the Olympiad have the right to study free of charge according to the quota of the Russian Federation in the English-speaking graduate schools of the NSU. In 2022, the Olympiad was held from October 16 to 24. 623 people from 36 countries took part in it. 16 tasks of varying complexity were offered to the participants. Among them are tasks about quantum computing in cryptography, about generating keys for working with electronic money, about designing ciphers and new cryptographic protocols, about analyzing modern hash functions and, of course, fun tasks for ingenuity. For example, in one of them it was necessary to recall the cipher "Polybius square" (the letter "C" is encoded as 13, the letter "R" as 42, etc.) and build a chain of letter code designations, moving sequentially across the square, starting from the selected cell and separating the letters with dots: 21.42. Continue?
The first place among the student theses at the 2022 Lavrentiev Competition was taken by the work "Estimates of the complexity of the implementation of quantum cryptanalysis of post-quantum cryptosystems" by Alexander Bakharev - a student of MMF, an employee of the Cryptographic Center. The work was prepared under the guidance of the teacher Alexander Vladimirovich Kutsenko. We sincerely congratulate Alexander and his supervisor on this victory! 🎈👍🏻
Total results: https://www.nsu.ru/n/mca/media/advert/3426300/.
The 21st International Conference "Siberian Scientific School-Seminar "Computer Security and Cryptography" named after Gennady Petrovich Agibalov was held in Krasnoyarsk from September 5 to 10.
This year the conference was held on the basis of the Siberian State University of Science and Technology named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev with the support of the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, Tomsk State University, the Northwest Center for Mathematical Research named after. Sofia Kovalevskaya. The organizers include the Institute of Cryptography, Communications and Informatics of the FSB Academy, the Academy of Cryptography of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University.
The delegation from Novosibirsk included 13 students and teachers of NSU, who are employees of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok. The members of the delegation presented 8 sectional reports on the properties of cryptographic discrete functions and new methods of analyzing cryptographic algorithms. In total, about 50 cryptography and information security specialists from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Saratov, Rostov-on-Don took part in the conference.
Alexander Bakharev , an employee of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, a 1st-year master's student of the MMF NSU, became the winner of the youth reports competition. His work "Development and comparison of quantum oracle models for hybrid attack on post–quantum cryptosystems based on lattices" is devoted to an extremely relevant direction today - post-quantum cryptography.
More details here.
Novosibirsk Cryptographic Center has launched a large-scale professional retraining program "Cryptography and Information Security" at NSU. For 9 months, students from all over Russia and from abroad will take part in scientific and applied cryptographic developments under the leadership of a team of more than 25 specialists in science and industry. Lectures, workshops and seminars will cover a wide range of areas. At the end of the training, all participants of the program will receive state-issued diplomas.— Scientific research in the field of cryptography is actively conducted abroad, but in Russia it is isolated due to the long closeness of the subject and the underdevelopment of the direction of civil cryptography. Thus, according to the "Infotex Training Center", every year several thousand graduates of the field of information security in Russian universities account for only a few dozen scientific publications, and dissertations in this field are extremely rare. And there are even fewer graduates who own such modern technologies as, for example, quantum cryptography – only 15-20 people a year. We consistently train graduates in the field of cryptography at NSU who have scientific results and publications in highly rated journals, — said the head of the retraining program Natalia Tokareva. The first stage of training is Summer School, organized by the Novosibirsk Cryptographic Center, the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, the organizing committee of the NSUCRYPTO Olympiad, as well as representatives of FIT and MMF NSU. Students from Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Taganrog and Kaliningrad who have come to study are waiting for lectures, team and individual work in projects. More details here.
The Cryptographic Center (Novosibirsk) launches a large-scale professional retraining program "Cryptography and Information Security", which starts on June 27, 2022 and will last 9 months. As a result of completing the program (250 hours of lectures, project and practical work), you will receive a state diploma. Waiting for you:
* lectures from Russian and foreign experts in the field of cryptography from science and industry
* scientific and practical research in this field
* participation in the international cryptography Olympiad with preliminary preparation
The Cryptographic Center organizing this program is the only major scientific and educational group outside the Urals working in the field of cryptography. Full-time education (on the basis of Novosibirsk State University) and free of charge.
The registration period for the program has been extended until June 24, 2022. There are very few places left.
👉🏻 Registration: https://crypto.nsu.ru/ru/letnyaya-shkola/
The program starts on June 27 with the Summer School module.
We invite students and schoolchildren (11th grade)! You can apply until June 20, but it's better to hurry up, the number of places is limited.
🌐 Read more: https://crypto.nsu.ru/ru/letnyaya-shkola/
Friends! May 5 has been celebrated for 101 years Day of the Cryptographer. It was on this day that the Cryptographic Service of Russia was created! We congratulate you on the holiday and wish you further success for the benefit of our Motherland!
The Cryptographic Service of modern Russia was established by the decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR dated May 5, 1921. It provides, with the help of encryption (cryptographic) means, information protection in information and telecommunication systems and special communication systems in the Russian Federation and its institutions abroad, including in systems using modern information technologies.
Section "Information technologies". Subsection "Information security and cybersecurity"
🍀 Daria Zyubina (diploma of the II degree) "S-blocks from a small number of variables, resistant to various types of attacks"
The Olympiad is here.