Keeping in view the increasing number of cyber crimes including Internet espionage and terrorism in the country as well as the shortage of trained cyber security experts, the Indian Government has decided to train 5 lakhs cyber warriors in the next five years to boost e-defense and expand career prospects in this field.
The government is also planning to introduce specialized cyber security-related curriculum in engineering and management courses.
Akash Agarwal, country manager, EC-Council India revealed that they already have joined hands with the Institute of Advance Network Technology (IANT) to produce cyber warriors in India. They will offer students an intensive course in Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP) Course.
Students must be from BE/BTech and computer science background. However, those who do not have such qualifications but are genuinely interested to be a cyber warrior can find a suitable course for them, given that they must have a basic aptitude and knowledge of programming and software. Complete understanding of the IT scenario is also a prerequisite to get admissions in such courses.
The courses on Cyber Security entail sharp interest, professional training and thorough knowledge of operating systems, programming, networks and protocols.