MEPhI will host a student information security olympiad: how to participate and what it gives

    From April 19 to 21, 2019, the All-Russian Student Information Security Olympiad will be held at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI .

    The Olympics are held with the support of Positive Technologies. Not only students of Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, but also students of other universities aged 18 to 25 can take part in the competition.

    About the competition

    The Olympiad has been held at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute for the past few years. The Olympics are supported by leading companies in the industry, including Positive Technologies.

    The Olympiad is held in two rounds - theoretical and practical. Winners, prize winners and laureates of the Olympiad will be awarded with diplomas and valuable gifts. Laureates of the Olympiad will receive benefits upon admission to the magistracy of the Institute of Intelligent Cybernetic Systems of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in the areas of “Computer Science and Computer Engineering” and “Information Security”. Winners and prize-winners (participants who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places) are enrolled in the magistracy of NRNU MEPhI in the field of engineering preparation without entrance exams.

    How to take part

    Students of universities no older than 25 years old who are studying under the bachelor's, specialty and master's programs of enlarged groups of training directions 10.00.00 and 09.00.00 can become participants in the information security Olympiad.

    If you are seriously interested in cybersecurity issues, then you can take part in the competition. One university can send up to four people to the Olympics. To do this, the student needs to register on the Olympiad website until April 17 and print out an application for participation. The representative of the administration of the higher educational institution from which the student or several students will be sent must, by April 17, 2019, send to the address of the organizing committee of the Olympiad ( scanned versions of applications for each participant signed by the rector (vice-rector, dean, director of the institute) with the seal of the university or faculty. Participants of the Olympiad hand over the original applications upon registration before the start of the full-time tour.

    Foreign students can take part in the competition out of competition, registration for them ends on April 12.

    Support for the student olympiad is part of the non-profit Positive Education program aimed at improving the level of education in the field of information security in Russia. Within the framework of this program, Positive Technologies helps universities by providing MaxPatrol 8, MaxPatrol SIEM, PT Application Firewall and XSpider products for free, and company experts conduct seminars for students. The MEPhI and dozens of other universities of the country participate in the Positive Education program.

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