Higher School of Economics and InfoWatch Group Announce New InfoWatch-based Department at HSE’s Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics | InfoWatch

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Higher School of Economics and InfoWatch Group Announce New InfoWatch-based Department at HSE’s Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics

 InfoWatch Group, a Russian vendor of enterprise cybersecurity solutions, and National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), one of the Top 400 universities worldwide according to QS World University Rankings, have announced the opening of the InfoWatch-based enterprise cybersecurity department as part of the School of Electronic Engineering of HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE). The new department was established by the resolution of the HSE Academic Board, with Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch Group, being appointed as the department head.

This department will contribute to advanced enterprise cybersecurity training,” said Natalya Kaspersky.The existing shortage of skilled cybersecurity staff will become more and more dramatic as far as we go further in our journey towards the digital economy. The new department established at one of the most high-profile universities is our contribution to the fostering of Russia’s skilled engineers and the promoting of cybersecurity and related professions.

MIEM HSE’s InfoWatch department will train university students who have basic theoretical and hands-on knowledge of design, development, and testing of the software aimed to prevent enterprise data leaks and protect organizations against internal cybersecurity threats, targeted attacks, and threats related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Evgeny Kruk, Director of MIEM HSE, Professor, Dr.Sc. (Technical Sciences), said: “This department is yet another milestone event of strategic cooperation between HSE and InfoWatch Group, unlocking new development opportunities for both partners. I am confident that our students will contribute to the intellectual power of InfoWatch Group in the future.”

The department will also engage top Russian and foreign enterprise cybersecurity experts in the university’s training programs, organize academic conferences and workshops, develop educational materials, and hold practical training for students.

Cybersecurity is a matter of utmost importance in such hi-tech sectors as IoT, cyber-physical systems, virtual and augmented reality, and aerospace technology,” said Andrey Abrameshin, Deputy Director, MIEM HSE. “InfoWatch department at MIEM HSE will enable the advanced training of specialists required to ensure cybersecurity of rapidly developing digital economy and will improve synergy between the university and hi-tech business.”

To support the department activities, MIEM HSE will also establish a specialized lab for students to simulate various enterprise cyber threats and master combating techniques.

It should be noted that in September 2017, InfoWatch Group announced a scholarship program at MIEM HSE aimed to help tech students maximize their intellectual and creative potential in cybersecurity. Before that, InfoWatch Group and the university had signed a cooperation agreement.

Background

The Higher School of Economics is a national research university that carries out its mission through academic, project, peer review, and sociocultural activities based on international academic and organizational standards. https://www.hse.ru/en

Established in 1962, MIEM HSE has been training specialists to work in high-tech industry. Faculty members include six Academicians and three Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and 34 Russian State Prize Laureates. Thanks to its close ties with leading industry institutions, including RAS institutes and global companies, such as National Instruments, InfoWatch, Zyxel, QNAP, Altium Limited, and the availability of advanced laboratories in  3D visualization, laser technology, telecom, cybersecurity, the Institute can prepare top-class in-demand specialists. miem.hse.ru/en/