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14:34 | Aug 22 | 2013

NEFU will open the Department of Information Security with the help of “Kaspersky Lab”

 On August 21, a well-known expert in the field of information security, the General Director of “Kaspersky Lab”, Evgeny Kaspersky, met with the management and students of the North-Eastern Federal University. The delegation of the IT-company arrived in Yakutsk to sign a strategic cooperation agreement in the field of information security with the RS (Y) Government.

In addition, the representatives of "Kaspersky Lab" visited NEFU. “We are cooperating with many universities around the world, - the company head noted. – First of all, we are interested in their main resource - the students. We, like all IT-companies, constantly need fresh minds”. During the meeting with the Rector of the Federal University, Evgenia Mikhailova, they touched an idea to create the Department of Information Security on the basis of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science in the future. According to the Institute Director, Vera Afanasieva, some staff of the Institute needs to get appropriate knowledge in the discipline. “Kaspersky Lab has promised to provide the program on cyber-security for this purpose”, - Vera said.
“I can say without false modesty that our training program is the best in the world” - Evgeny Kaspersky added. - We are also ready to send our experts to NEFU to share experience”.
The parties agreed on further cooperation. Evgeny Kaspersky also talked with the students of the Federal University about the increasing role of IT-technologies in the global economy. “Programming work is much easier and more profitable than diamonds mining” – the director of “Kaspersky Lab” charged young people.
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