Information Security in Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

Bachelor’s program, Master’s program


Majors: Computer Systems Security (Bachelor’s program), Intelligent Tools for Site Security (Master’s program)


Institute of Information Systems and Information Security, Department of Information Systems Security


Andrei Tiurlikov, Director of the Institute
Andrei Ovchinnikov, Head of the Department
+7 (812) 494-70-52,


Accreditation. State accreditation. Professional-public accreditation.

Awards and achievements. Students get the Russian President and the Russian Government Scholarships. They are winners of the Infoforum in the Student of the Year category, the contests held by the Committee for Science and Higher Education of the Saint Petersburg Government, prize-winners of student research paper contests held by the Federal Academic Methodological Association for Higher Education for the integrated area of majors and fields of study 10.00.00 Information Security, winners and prize-winners of FutureSkills competitions.

Teaching staff. The department staff consists of teachers as well as visiting information security practitioners. The department employs two Doctors of Engineering Sciences. The institute staff members have hundreds of research papers published in the leading industry-specific journals and conference proceedings.

Facilities and resources. The Department of Information Systems Security has its research laboratories: technical information protection, information security software and hardware, protected information systems.

Education. The department provides intensive training for information security specialists. The issues of unauthorized access software protection, quantum computing, post-quantum cryptography are studied.

Research. The promising research areas are post-quantum cryptography, distributed cryptographic protocols, steganography methods, development of anti-noise data coding methods to ensure data integrity and confidentiality. Researchers publish research papers,
speak at research conferences, register computer programs.

Competitive advantages. Students participate in research and design and experimental projects with top Russian and foreign partner companies such as Infotecs, Infowatch, which promotes deeper learning and using the project-based learning model.

Employers and employment. Graduates can get a job at information security and IT companies, including Kaspersky Lab, InfoWatch Company Group, InfoTeCS, Rubin Research Institute, Huawei, Inteltech, Selectel, SevenTest Research and Engineering Center, Gazpromneft-Nefteservis.