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
to focus on solving olympic tasks but on including unsolved research problems at the intersection of
mathematics and cryptography. There were more than 1300 participants from 38 countries in the first four Olympiads NSUCRYPTO (2014 - 2017)!
We invite you to participate!