First Open Summer School in Cybersecurity


On August 1, the Physics and Technology Institute of Vernadsky CFU welcomed over 70 students and training staff from Crimea and across Russia to take part in the First Open Student Summer School in Cybersecurity. The School was held at the Humanities and Education Science Academy of Vernadsky CFU in Yalta.

The ten-day Summer School, hosted jointly by staff of the Department of Computer Engineering and Modelling of the Physics and Technology Institute of Vernadsky CFU and S.P. Korolev Samara National Research University, featured a series of training sessions, master classes and competitions designed to enhance students’ skills, knowledge and abilities in the areas of data protection and information security, as well as to facilitate the exchange of experience between the participants.

Opening the Summer School, Vernadsky CFU’s Acting Rector, Professor Andrei Falaleev, said: “Digital economy is a new branch of the economy which has emerged only recently and about which little is yet known. This Summer School will enable our students to join and find their place within it.”

An important part of the School was a roundtable discussion titled ‘Crimea’s Information Security: the Risks and Opportunities in Information Protection on the Peninsula’ where experts in the field shared their knowledge, experience and perspectives with the audience.

The ten days were filled not only with learning, but also with a wide range of fun and sports activities.

This year’s Summer School was a wonderful success and organisers are planning to hold a second one next year.