IIT-K, in association with TalentSprint has designed a program for ambitious and aspiring professionals who are keen to explore the latest trends in cyber security and related technologies.
India is definitely on an upward trend to in terms of adoption of smart products and services in almost all sectors in the industry. In fact, the steady growth of the IT sector has kick-started the growth of the digital data inventory as well. This data accumulation has, in turn, led concerns regarding its storage and safety.
As more and more systems are connected via smartphones and other devices, India is also seeing an increased rate of vulnerabilities. In fact, recently, IT Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said that India should now move aggressively in the area of cyber security.
Cyber Security Scenario In India
The Indian government has estimated a value of $1.9 billion in the cyber security service business and $450 million of cyber security products business. Not only that, there is also a clear sense of alarm regarding cyberthreats in big enterprises. In fact, studies show that over 51% of the executives believe that cyber security threats are of the second-highest risk to their firm’s future growth.
This has led to a rise in demand for cybersecurity experts, with a median salary of ₹22 lakh per annum for seasoned professionals. Industry insiders are calling this one of the biggest demand-supply problems in talent acquisition.
Winning The Cyber War With IIT K & TalentSprint
IIT-K, in association with TalentSprint has designed a program for ambitious and aspiring professionals who are keen to explore the latest trends in cyber security and related technologies. This cutting-edge program combines the expertise of experienced faculty from IIT-K and their academic rigour with technically coveted skills from TalentSprint.
The Feb 2020 edition of the Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense is the first cohort of the acclaimed program. In fact, this format and curriculum has already gained so much acclaim and anticipation, that the first 50 seats, which were to be the first cohort, have been completely filled. However, due to the keen interest and high demand, some more seats have been opened up for interested participants.
About The Cyber Security Programme
With an eminent institute like IIT Kanpur creating the course structure, this program is bound to be a great solution for any candidate who wants to make a career in cyber security and cyber defense.
This six-months hands-on program has weekly interactive online sessions and includes two immersion bootcamps at IIT Kanpur, which focuses on crucial topics like:
- Shock and awe
- Access control
- Data security
- Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
- Intrusion detection system
- Software diagnosis
- Capstone projects
This course would be most beneficial for:
- Cyber security Aspirants who are seeking a role change or career advancement
- Graduates with relevant background and 1+ years of work experience
- Diploma holders with relevant background and 3+ years experience
As enterprises adopt emerging technologies and work with more and more data-hungry infrastructure, cybercrime has become one of the most common threats around the world. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, it has been predicted that cybercrimes — which include damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity and fraud — will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. This makes it a perfect time to dip one’s toes into the vast pool of the thriving cyber security sector.
Participants who complete this program by IIT-K and TalentSprint will have built their expertise in cyber security and cyber defence and would be ready to successfully network and collaborate with experts from across the globe.
In fact, professionals from noted companies such as TCS, Wells Fargo, Wipro, Accenture and British Telecom, among others, have applied for the program.
The Cyber Security Programme At A Glance
Duration: 6 months
Course Type: Hybrid format with weekly online sessions and two IIT Kanpur campus visits
Total Fees: ₹2,68,000 + GST
Special Fee: ₹2,38,000 + GST (till 31 Jan 2020)
Financial Aid: Flexible EMI options available
Certification: IIT Kanpur
Pre-requisites: BTech or Diploma in Engineering with a programming background
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