Mathematical problems occupy a special place in cryptography. It is well-known that mathematical ideas and results often serve as a stimulus for creation of modern cryptographic systems. Here one can mention concepts of public-key cryptography, algebraic foundations of many symmetric ciphers, applications of cryptographic Boolean functions, etc. It is worth mentioning that language of cryptography is rather mathematical.

NSUCRYPTO is the unique cryptographic Olympiad containing scientific mathematical problems for professionals, school and university students from any country. Its aim is to involve young researchers in solving curious and tough scientific problems of modern cryptography. From the very beginning, the concept of the Olympiad was not to focus on solving olympic tasks but on including unsolved research problems at the intersection of mathematics and cryptography.

We invite you to participate!

Please read participation outline and then register on our website. Problems of the previous Olympiads 2014, 2015, 2016 with solutions can be found in archive. As well as the list of winners and some photos of past competitions. Information about organizers and important dates of the Olympiad is also available. The First round of the Olympiad will start in October 22, 2017 at 16:00 (UTC +7). The Second round of the Olympiad will take place during one week, October 23 – October 30, 2017.