«Data security and cryptography»

Graduate program
National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI"

The program is implemented at the Cryptology and Cybersecurity Department No. 42 of MEPhI.

This program differs from other programs in the field of computer security in that it focuses on cryptographic methods of information protection while taking into account modern information technologies of data processing (blockchain, machine learning, intelligent data storage systems, etc.).
Tuition language
State-funded places
Full-time study
Duration of training is 2 years
Reserve-officer training military department
Available for citizens
A dormitory
is provided to all nonresident students
The semester tuition fee in 2021
150 000 rub.

Zapechnikov Sergey V.

Program Leader,
Associate Professor
Doctor of Sciences in Technology
Mastering the program will allow you to apply the entire arsenal of existing cryptographic methods to solve information security problems. However, knowledge only in the field of cryptography is not enough to create effective technical solutions, so students get acquainted with methods of data mining, machine learning, and their application in cybersecurity tasks.

Unique courses

Fundamentals of quantum cryptography

Konstantin Katamadze, Quantum Computer Physics Laboratory FTIAN
Symmetric cryptosystems

Artem Makarov,
Crypto-Pro LLC
Asymmetric cryptosystems

Alexander Varfolomeev, President, RusCripto association
Development and operation of cryptographic infrastructure
Pavel Smirnov,
Crypto-Pro LLC
Lattice and knapsack algorithms in post-quantum cryptography
Mikhail Kupriyashin, Assistant, MEPHI
Probabilistic and combinatorial methods of inform. protection
Alexander Veligura, Chairman of the Information Security Committee, Russian Banks association
Information security technologies

Natalia Miloslavskaya, Associate Professor, MEPHI
Modern data security technologies

Targeted attacks on computer systems

Olga Khachinyan, Head of Security analysis department, М-13
Data analysis and machine learning in cybersecurity
Sergey Zapechnikov, Associate Professor, Doctor of Sciences in Technology, MEPhI
Blockchain systems and their application

Sergey Zapechnikov, Associate Professor, Doctor of Sciences in Technology, MEPhI
Practical basics of reverse engineering

Egor Vasilenko, Senior Analyst of the Department of Search and Analysis of new cyber threats, "Bi. Zone"
Labor market demand
Our graduates work for leading companies in the industry
Some statistics
1560000 r/year

An average salary after graduation more than

of graduates choose to work in their field of study or a related field

of masters continue studies postgraduate program
Every 7th

student is a prize-winner or winner of international competitions in information security
Recent achievements of our students
Alumni feedback
Do you have a question?
Kogos Konstantin
Deputy Head of the Department, PHD in Tech
Phone: +7 926 701 35 79
E-mail: KGKogos@mephi.ru