Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has partnered with TalentSprint to undertake an advanced certification programme in Cyber Security and Cyber Defence. The collaboration between the Hyderabad based Ed-Tech firm and IIT Kanpur has been designed for aspiring professionals keen to explore the latest trends in the world of Cyber Security Technologies. The 6-month Advanced Certification Programme in cybersecurity and cyber defense will be delivered in an executive-friendly format by the institution.
The first unit of the certification programme will be functional from early next year onwards and by setting up an Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructures (C3i) IIT Kanpur has already taken a lead in cybersecurity
Programme Director and Professor of Computer Science at IIT Kanpur, Sandeep Shukla said that one of the mandates of the C3i Centre is an outreach to train more cybersecurity professionals who are not necessarily students at the institution. He added that professional engineers who work as cybersecurity professionals or in utilities, finances, banks or IT, in general, can be trained at a larger scope than now within the scopes of the degree programme offered at IIT Kanpur.
He also said that the mission and vision of Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructures are to conduct research, education, training and also generate start-ups in order to create technological safeguards and also protect the critical infrastructure.
The Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructures headed by Professor Sandeep Shukla and Manindra Agarwal will also engage with international partners from Israel and the United States to develop research and technology exchange along with student training and also host conferences, workshops, and cybersecurity competitions to create awareness.
Co-Founder and CEO of TalentSprint, Santanu Paul said that the demand for professions is outstripping supply due to more and more people adopting technology and the growing threat in cyberspace.