On October 23, 2015, in Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Olympiad (Contest) and Forum for Cyber Security, HackIT-2015, was held. The «Datagroup» national communication operator supported holding the contest and acted as the general partner of the event.
The key objective of HackIT-2015 is drawing attention to security of the IT area, sharing knowledge and expertise with young IT experts in the area of cyber security and protection. In course of the forum, nearly 20 experts had delivered lectures on the most popular ways of data thefts, most reliable protection methods, vulnerability of modern computers, digital devices, ways of data encryption as well as its storage and transmission systems. The contest was held concurrently with the forum. There were nearly 100 participants, mainly from Kharkiv, Kyiv and Odesa, who had previously undergone testing. Any comers at the age of 16 to 33, irrespective of their status, place of study or work and specialized education—were allowed to participate in the contest.
Organizers gave special regard to practical training on how to protect oneself and their data from malevolent persons and not to get trapped by the swindlers. The contest winners had been awarded valuable prizes, and the forum participants had an opportunity to discuss their long-standing issues with the «olympians» (Olympiad contesters) in informal surroundings.