Cryptographic center (Novosibirsk)

Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok

Laboratory of Cryptography JetBrains Research

Novosibirsk State University


Friends! May 5, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Cryptographic Service of Russia! We congratulate you on this holiday and wish you further scientific success for the benefit of Russia! 6 May 2021

The Cryptographic Service of modern Russia was established by the resolution of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR of May 5, 1921. It provides information protection in information and telecommunications systems and special communication systems in the Russian Federation and its institutions abroad, including in systems using modern information technologies, using encryption (cryptographic) means. Learn more about the Service history.
A film about Soviet cryptography by I. Ya. Verchenko, Dean of the Technical Faculty of the KGB Higher School.

Two scientists of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok defended their PhD theses 30 Mar 2021

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SPECIAL COURSES and SPECIAL SEMINARS of the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. We invite you! 11 Feb 2021

💥 A. A. Gorodilova
Boolean functions in Cryptography (semi-annual special course)
Tuesday, 9:00, google meet. The first lesson is on February 16. Link to log:

💥 A.V. Kutsenko
Mathematical foundations and applications of Quantum Computer Science: Cryptography and Computing (semi-annual special course)
Wednesday, 18:10, zoom. The first lesson is on February 17. Link to log:
Conference ID: 978 6899 1554 Access code: 764817

💥N. N. Tokareva
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis (annual special seminar. Continuation, you can join. The seminar is held on ads.)
Tuesday, 14.30, 324 NSU. The first lesson is on February 9.

💥 N. A. Kolomeec
Cryptography in problems (annual special seminar. Continued, you can join)
Tuesday, 18: 10, google-meet. The first lesson is on February 16. Link to log:

The Twentieth International Conference on Cryptography SIBECRYPT will be held at the NSU in September 10 Feb 2021

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

The conference is organized by NSU and the International Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, Tomsk State University, the Institute of Cryptography, Communications and Informatics of the FSB Academy, the Academy of Cryptography of the Russian Federation and Moscow State University.

In 2021, the conference will be held at the Novosibirsk State University and the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics 6 - 11 September. Experts from all over the world can take part in the conference. Acceptable formats of participation: lecture, plenary and sectional report. The working languages of the conference are Russian and English. Conference website – You can submit abstracts and applications for participation in the conference until April 30, 2021.

-The International Conference SIBECRYPT-2021 is certainly an important event for Novosibirsk. To hold it at a decent level is a responsible task for our entire team. Five years ago, in 2016, we already hosted this conference at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics. We hope that we will manage this year,- said the chairman of the organizing committee of the conference, Head of the Department. Laboratory of Cryptography, FIT NSU, Natalia Tokareva.

We invite students and teachers conducting research in the field of cryptography and information security to take part in the conference!

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The Cryptographic Center (Novosibirsk) summed up the results of the International Cryptography Olympiad 2020, held in October 25 Jan 2021

The Non-Stop University CRYPTO Olympiad is the only international Olympiad in cryptography. It brings together both schoolchildren and students, as well as professionals from all over the world. Anyone can take part in the Olympiad, regardless of their geographical location. The official language of the Olympiad is English. The purpose of the Olympiad is to attract young researchers to solve the problems of modern cryptography.

In 2020, the Olympiad was held online in two independent rounds: personal and team. Schoolchildren of Akademgorodok and students of NSU took an active part in the fight, they managed to win prizes.

In the first round, Danila Kazantsev and Georgy Vinokurov (SUNC NSU) received honorary diplomas in the "schoolchildren" category. Konstantin Romanov, Sergey Zinchenko and Vladislav Orekhovsky (Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of NSU) also received honorary diplomas in the category "students". Post-graduate student of the Faculty of Information Technologies of NSU Roman Lebedev was awarded a diploma of the second degree in the category "professionals".

In the second round, the team of students of NSU of Alexander Bakharev, Constantine Sharankhaeva and Encina Supanova received diplomas. A team of NSU professionals consisting of Roman Lebedev, Vladimir Sitnov and Ilya Koryakin was awarded a diploma of the third degree.

The organizers note that this year there is a record number of winners and prize-winners, and the number of participants is growing from year to year. In 2020, 775 young researchers from more than 50 countries took part in the Olympiad, with 14 countries being represented for the first time.

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The Olympiad NSUCRYPTO'20 has come to the end! 27 Oct 2020

Dear friends! The Olympiad 2020 has come to the end! We thank all the participants for their active presentation and creative solutions! Summing up at the end of November. Thanks to all!

Nicky Mouha (NIST, USA) lecture for NSUCRYPTO’20 participants! 17 Oct 2020

Introductory lecture "Review of the Advanced Encryption Standard" will be given by Nicky Mouha (NIST, USA) specially for the participants of the Olympiad.

We are glad to inform you that the Review of AES proposed by NIST will be presented at the first time in the history! So, join us: The lecture starts an hour before the start of the first round of the Olympiad, namely on October, 18 at 3 p.m. NOVT (UTC+7).

Nicky Mouha is a researcher at the Computer Security Division of NIST (USA), a member of crypto standartization committees at NIST, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27, and ASC X9F; a co-author of the Triple DES (3DES) standard, which is one of only two block ciphers that are approved for use by the U.S. government. Nicky is well known as the designer of the Chaskey algorithm and as the inventor of the MILP and SAT-based techniques that have now become the standard tools to analyze the security of cryptographic algorithms against statistical attacks.

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International Cryptography Olympiad: university students, school students and professionals from more than 50 countries will take part in the competition. 9 Oct 2020

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‼ We invite you to courses and seminars on cryptography!‼ 28 Sep 2020

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The seminar "Cryptography and cryptanalysis" resumes its work. We invite you! 9 Sep 2020

September 10 (Thu), 14: 30, AU. 324 NSU "Cryptography and cryptanalysis" A. Kutsenko "self-Dual bent functions and their metric properties" (PhD thesis)

September 15 (C), 14: 30, a. 324 NSU "Cryptography and cryptanalysis" A. Oblaukhov "Metrically regular sets in a Boolean cube: constructions and properties" (PhD thesis).