MEPhI invites you to information security olympiad
In Russia, about 45% of companies do not have enough "security guards" , and graduates in IS-related specialties are four times less than necessary ( assessment of the Central Bank deputy chairman ). It will be possible to test your skills in this sought-after area on April 20-22, 2018 at the All-Russian Student Olympiad in Information Security. Students from 18 to 25 years old can take part in the Olympiad.
About the olympiad
The competition takes place on the basis of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI over the past few years. The Olympics are supported by leading companies in the industry, including Positive Technologies.
The Olympiad consists of 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, 3rd places) are enrolled in the magistracy of NRNU MEPhI without entrance exams in engineering training areas.
How to take part
Students of higher educational institutions no older than 25 years of age are invited to participate in the Olympiad; they study under the bachelor's program, specialty and master's program of the integrated areas of preparation 10.00.00 and 09.00.00, are seriously interested in information security issues and have passed competitive selection at the place of study (up to 4 people from university).
Participants are invited to:
- Register before April 18 on the website of the Olympiad and print out an application for participation in the GUS, which is automatically generated at the end of registration.
- Register in the same period on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science .
The representative of the university administration should send scanned versions of applications for each participant representing the university, signed by the rector (vice-rector, dean, director of the institute) with the seal of the university or faculty , to the address of the organizing committee ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) by April 18, 2018 . Participants of the Olympiad hand over the original applications upon registration before the start of the full-time tour.
Foreign students can take part out of competition (the end of registration for them is April 14).
Support for the Olympiad is part of the Positive Education nonprofit 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 higher education institutions of Russia participate in the Positive Education program.