What was your diploma about?
Building an effective implementation of the hashing function of GOST R 34.11-2012, the academic advisor is Taraskin Oleg Gennadievich.
Did you work during your studies? Where, what did you do?
Yes, first I worked as an intern at Intel Corporation for a year, I was involved in the implementation of the H.265 video codec, and after that, I worked for a few years at the "Aktiv" company, the "Rutoken" project. There I did many things, including developing cross-platform software and writing firmware for smart cards. I also wrote my diploma there, which also came in handy for my work, because the linear conversion in "Stribog" takes a lot of time on processors used in cryptographic keys.
Where do you work now, what position, what do you do at work?
Google, an information security engineer, securing the Google Chrome browser.
What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?
I am sure the greatest achievements are yet ahead. From what I've already accomplished, I'm very proud of our CTF team. In 2014 - 2015, when we were actively competing and were considered one of the best teams in the world. It subsequently impacted my career and the lives of me and the other guys, so it's very important to me.
If you go back to the 11th grade, where would you enter, what specialty?
MEPhI, Faculty of Information Security. No other options.
Information security engineer, Google