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IT Security Summer School 2018

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9-13 July 2018 in Lviv, Ukraine

You are welcome to the IT Security Summer School where questions regarding Information Security will be investigated: how to keep data safe, how to safely share it, how to anonymise it, what it takes to reverse engineer data, etc.
Students will be provided with the skills of real-world cases investigation by various aspects of digital forensic, penetration testing, malware analysis, and secure programming. Nowadays analysis in fields of security requires a special knowledge in both theoretical and practical areas of operating systems architecture, security software, network services, hardware analysis, etc. The presence of such kind of experience will help the students in their future life not only if they work in digital, system and network security area, but also for preventing the traces from unpremeditated damage for their further analysis by forensic specialists.

The experience of Ukraine as victim of most cyber attacks will be used to discuss the benefits, concerns and technical details of defensive methods. We will discuss how we can all live securely in a digital society in the future.

The experience of EU instructors in Cyber Security, Germany police, Interpol, organizations that test application and devices that were  in cooperation with the ENGENSEC project also share their skills with students.

Previous IT Security Summer School

IT Security Summer School has been organized since 2016 within EU project ENGENSEC that was targeted on Educating experts in cyber security and harmonize master education programs among EU universities. More about ENGENSEC here.

When and where

9-13 July 2018, Lviv, Ukraine.
Lviv National Polytechnic University, 10 min walk from Lviv city centre. A perfect location for both study and tourism.

General Chairs

Alex Adamov (NioGuard Security lab, director, Ukraine)
Dmytro Ageyev (Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Dr. of Sc., Prof., Ukraine)
Anders Carlsson (ENGENSEC project, general manager, Sweden)
Ievgeniia Kuzminykh (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)


1. Malware analysis. Experience of Ukraine in cyber attacks and how to protect against ransomware
2. Penetration testing. Students will learn common terms in ethical hacking: vulnerability, exploit, payload, zero day and penetration testing methodology. How to use tools for ethical hacking and prepare a report with findings and recommendations
3. Web security. Students will come to understand major web application flaws and their exploitation. How your application is tested for the vulnerabilities
4. Software Security. Common programming errors and typical vulnerabilities as well as testing techniques in Software Development Life Cycle
5. Bug bounty platforms as a legal way to earn on vulnerabilities


  • Oleksii Baranovskyi (National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute“, cybersecurity expert, owner of certificates CEH, CHFI, CVA, ECIH, CND, dean of the Kyiv Cyber Academy)
  • Tomasz Surmacz (Wroclav University of Technology,  Poland, author of book “Secure systems and networks”, coauthor of book “Cyber Security for Next Generation Experts)
  • Andrian Piskozub (Data Protection Department at Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine,  security infrastructure supervisor in “Eleks Software”)
  • Alex Adamov (Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, , Ukraine, director of NioGuard Security lab)
  • Ievgeniia Kuzminykh (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, developer of course “Advanced Web Security” for ENGENSEC project)
  • Anders Carlsson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, project manager in BAITSE (Baltic Academic IT-Security Exchange) 2010–2013 and in  ENGENSEC 2013-2017, computer engineer in submarines at Royal Swedish Navy)


See the Summer School program here. You will receive a certificate for completing the Summer School.

Study methods

A lot of hands-on exercises, lectures, group work, personal laptop required.

How to participate?

Participants: up to 30 Students (could be also PhD level and junior researchers), Academics, Industry.

Registration:  Please, first register by filling in this form. The participation fee you can pay later.

Registration deadline: May 15, 2018. Extended May, 20, 2018.

Participation fee: 50€ (excluding VAT). Fee includes lectures, coffee breaks, old town excursion. Participants arrange lodging separately.

Discount: if you are registered with your friend, both of you get discount 20%. If you want to learn more about discount and payment method please contact coordinator at your country.

NOTE: Your registration is complete only when the participation fee is received. Fees will be accepted up to one month after registration. Please, see information about payment methods below.

Transport to Ukraine: Lviv is easy to reach by plane, train and bus directly, either from Kiev, capital of Ukraine, or via Poland from such cities as Warsaw and Krakow. For further information about Ukraine and how to get there, please see

Visa requirements: no visa is required for the citizens of the EU, EEA and many other countries. For further information, please see

For more information

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