Winter Camp in Cyber Security

Place of Study: online/on-campus

Language: English

Duration: 2 weeks (January 23 - February 3, 2023)

Outcome: 3 ECTS, ITMO Official Certificate

Deadline: on-campus – November 25, 2022; online – December 20, 2022

Fees: 22,000 RUB

Program description

The Winter Camp in Cyber Security aims to provide active and hands-on learning based on the best practices from ITMO trainers and professors. Camp participants will be involved in the study process, using various techniques to raise involvement and engagement such as teamwork, problem learning, flipped learning, etc. 

Who can apply?

  • IT specialists, people with an interest in the sphere and respective background
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students with C++ programming language skills, experience in assembly x86 and C languages 
  • Students proficient in English language (B1 and higher)

What will you get?

  • ITMO’s official certificate, 3 ECTS
  • Сomprehnsive experience in cryptography, computer virology, web security, ethical hacking, and attack-defense technologies 
  • Expertise in malware detection and debugging
  • Teamwork and problem-learning skills
  • Networking
  • Additional points when applying for ITMO’s Master’s programs

Why choose ITMO?


Camp Schedule

  • Monday – History of Malware & Antimalware; Debugger and Disassembler. PE-header and Win32 Executable Files
  • Tuesday – Malware Classification and Naming; Analysis of Simple File Virus. Algorithms of EXE Infection
  • Wednesday – Techniques of Protection Against Detection. Malware Behavior; Analysis of Simple File Virus. Reaching the Payload
  • Thursday – Review of Malware Detection Algorithms; Techniques of Manual Unpacking of Binaries, Dumping and Healing the PE Files
  • Friday – Malware Detection Algorithms; Machine Learning. Unpacking the Simple Trojans I
  • Monday – Structure of Botnets. P2P Botnets; Unpacking the Simple Trojans II
  • Tuesday – Zeus Botnet and Its Protocol; Reaching the Payload of Trojans
  • Wednesday – Antivirus Quality Estimation. Comparing Antivirus Products; Structure of Payload of Trojans
  • Thursday – Sandbox Analysis of Malware; Working with Viruses in Sandbox: Restrictions and Limitations
  • Friday – Review and discussion
The program includes one lecture and one practice class held every day from 11:00 to 15:00 (Moscow time, GMT +3)