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in the era of WikiLeaks and Anonymous?

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or the nowadays reality?
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over the fraudsters?

Cyber-crimes, cyber-espionage, cyber-war: where do we draw a borderline?


Monday, April 29, 2013

PHDays III Young School Finalists are Known

For the second year in a row, we hold the competition in order to find young and talented specialists in information security who will be able to raise the science level of the country of the famous Russian hackers.

The competition of young scientists is held as a part of the Positive Education program. The initiative is to expand the knowledge that young scientists got at the university and to introduce the unique experience of practical security gained by the Positive Technologies experts.

Students, postgraduates and independent young researchers can partake in the competition. The applications accepting lasted for 3 month. This week the finalists have been defined.

Program committee includes the leading IS experts from Advanced Monitoring, ERPScan, Yandex, Hacker Magazine, MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, MEPHI, SPIIRAS, Technical University of Darmstadt, University of Tübingen, Russian Defcon Group. It considered a great many of applications and selected the four best works.

The finalists of this year:

  • Nikolay Tkachenko (Tomsk) provided a research on "Development and Implementation of Mandatory Access Control Mechanism in MySQL"
  • Andrey Chechulin (St. Petersburg) and a research on "Construction of Attack Graphs for Security Events Analysis"
  • Ksenia Tsyganok (Taganrog) prepared a report on "Statistical Analysis for Malware Classification"
  • Andrey Iskhakov (Tomsk) and a research on "Two-Factor Authentication System Based on QR Code"

For more information about the finalists, visit the PHDays website. The winners of Young School will be named at Positive Hack Days.


This year the program committee includes:

Positive Hack Days will be held on May 23-24 at the WTC Moscow. Register to visit the forum and see how they forge the future of the Russian science.


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