Sberbank inviting students of leading Russian universities to ICC

May 29, 2019
  • 200 students of IT disciplines will take part in the Second International Cybersecurity Congress.
  • The global lack of cybersecurity specialists will be 1.8 mln people by 2022.

29 May 2019, Moscow — Sberbank invites 200 students of IT disciplines to take part in the Second International Cybersecurity Congress (ICC). The decision to invite students was made at the first ICC, as the majority of experts said that the critical lack of professionals is a key issue of the industry. It was proved by the results of independent research. According to it, the global lack of cybersecurity specialists will be 1.8 mln people by 2022.

Students at Moscow State University, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University and ITMO University will be able to take part in the ICC business programme.

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Stanislav Kuznetsov:

“It is very important for us that the ICC contributes to narrowing of the gap between the current educational programme and business needs. We attract students to help them to find the right way to develop their competencies and, as the result, help them to become more in-demand on the market.”

Students will receive a possibility to take part in the two-day business programme, attend lectures of key cybersecurity experts, learn about products of Sberbank and ICC’s partners at the exhibition, and become closer to the professional community. 

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Stanislav Kuznetsov:

“The Russian universities are not keeping pace with the technology growth and business needs. As for the business, it needs to cooperate with the educational system: this is in its best interest. Variants of such cooperation may be the support of talented students and their development, and if it is possible to organise partnership programmes for universities. The contribution to the education is a long-term investment, but it will be paid off in the end.”

The ICC is a unique international cross-industry platform for global dialogue between representatives of government agencies, international business leaders and recognised industry experts on the most pertinent and acute issues of cybersecurity in the context of globalisation and digitalisation.

The second ICC will be a key event of Global Cyber Week, an international week on cybersecurity that will be held in 17–21 June in Moscow. It will be the largest industry event in Russia and Eastern Europe. It will unite several industry forums which will be attended by representatives of Russian and foreign state institutions, international organisations and companies, as well as independent experts and researchers.

The technical conference on practical cybersecurity OFFZONE will open Global Cyber Week which will be held on 17–18 June. On 19 June, an international online training session on international business cooperation to fight against digital threats titled Cyber Polygon will be held. It will be possible to watch the participants’ progress online in real time.

The first ICC was held in Moscow on 5–6 July 2018. The congress united more than 2,500 participants and about 700 organisations from more than 50 countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the ICC’s guests in his opening speech. President of the Russian Federation is expected to attend the ICC this year.