IIT-Kanpur and TalentSprint announce partnership for development of cybersecurity experts
Hyderabad, India: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur), has announced an Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense in partnership with TalentSprint. The program is designed for current and aspiring professionals who are keen to explore and exploit the latest trends in cybersecurity technologies. A combination of deep academic rigor and intense practical approach will allow participants to master in-demand skills and build world-class expertise. The first cohort will start in early 2020.
IIT Kanpur, established in 1959, is widely recognized as a global trailblazer in computer science research and education. Most recently, IIT-Kanpur took the lead in cyber security by setting up the Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructures (C3i). The mission of C3i is research, education, and training, and spawn startups to create technological safeguards to protect critical national infrastructure. The centre collaborates with other global centres of excellence and is positioned to become a world leader in cyber security.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Manindra Agrawal, Program Director and Professor of Computer Science at IIT Kanpur, said: “It is estimated that there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices by 2020. Rapid convergence of Mobility, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing is leading to an explosive increase in security threats and the need for cyber defence experts to combat these threats is becoming all the more important. Our program will leverage the deep research capabilities of C3i to arm technology professionals with the right expertise to counter a wide range of emerging threats and vulnerabilities.”
Dr. Santanu Paul, Co-Founder and CEO of TalentSprint, said: “We are delighted to partner with IIT-Kanpur on a mission to create cybersecurity experts. The demand for such professionals is outstripping supply. Companies need sophisticated responders to defend against the growing threat of cyberattacks. There is a huge talent crunch and 59% of the companies have vacant positions suggesting a cumulative global shortfall of 1.5 million such professionals.”
According to NASSCOM, India’s cyber security market is projected to grow to $35 billion by 2025. This six-month Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense will be delivered in an executive-friendly format, with immersion bootcamps on the IIT-Kanpur campus, complemented by live online interactive sessions via the TalentSprint digital platform. Participants will also get direct exposure to C3i and its research expertise during their visits to IIT-Kanpur. In addition, TalentSprint will curate state-of-the-art capstone projects for program participants, and actively leverage its digital platform for the purpose of accelerated experiential learning.
Technology professionals interested in this program should apply for selection at: https://iitk.talentsprint.com/Cyber Security/
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, is one of the premier institutions set up by the Government of India. Registered in 1959, the institute was assisted by nine leading institutions of U.S.A in the setting up of its academic programs and laboratories during the period 1962-72. With its record of path-breaking innovations and cutting-edge research, the institute is known the world over as a learning centre of repute in engineering, science and several inter-disciplinary areas. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government. For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in.
TalentSprint brings high-end and deep tech education to aspiring and experienced professionals. It partners with world-class academic institutions and global corporations to develop and offer disruptive programs. TalentSprint’s hybrid platform delivers unique onsite and online experiences that help build cutting-edge expertise, for today and tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.talentsprint.com.
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