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Cyber Security is the biggest threat to the world economy over the next decade.

Cyber Security jobs will grow 31% between 2019 and 2029.

India’s Cyber Security market is predicted to grow to $3 Billion by 2022.

3 Reasons This Program Gives You An Edge

tick-iconThe IITK Advantage

  • Get certified by IIT Kanpur, globally recognized for Computer Science Research and Education
  • Experience the expertise of C3iHub, India’s leading Cyber Security Research Center at IIT Kanpur
  • Learn from master faculty, experts and mentors in the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defense

tick-iconHands-On Learning Experience

  • Self-paced learning with doubt-clearing sessions by IIT Kanpur Faculty, Hackathons, Capstone Projects, and Master Mentors
  • Mentor Support for select startups ideas by Top Faculty of C3iHub
  • industry-level-projects Industry-level projects created by participants, mentored by top TalentSprint Faculty

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Top Entry-level Roles in Cyber Security

  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cloud Security Engineer
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Security Ops Analyst
  • Security Compliance Associate
  • and more…

Top Companies Hiring for Cyber Security Roles

  • VISA
  • Wipro
  • Razorpay
  • Fidelity Investments
  • SAP India
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Accenture
  • ABB
  • Nike
  • Unilever
  • AXA
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Genpact
  • Honeywell
  • PayU
  • Alstom
  • PwC
  • KPMG

About the Program

The hiring growth of 31% for Cyber Security Analysts between 2019 and 2029, is faster than in other careers (Forbes). Since there is a dearth of cyber security professionals to ward off threats, organizations are recruiting fresh, young graduates to meet the shortage of talent. Organizations are constantly looking for high-quality talent to bridge the supply gap.

The Certificate in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Program by IIT Kanpur is designed for students and recent graduates who are passionate about cyber security technologies. This program has been custom-designed from the curriculum of the Executive Program for experienced professionals. It will equip participants with the capabilities required to protect system infrastructure, secure data, run risk analysis and mitigation, and much more.

This is a 6-month program best suited for students and recent graduates across diverse engineering departments.

The program brings hands-on learning experience through self-paced learning with doubt-clearing sessions by IIT Kanpur Faculty, Hackathons, Capstone Projects, Master Mentors, and an exceptional Peer Group.

Participants will gain deeper insights on the concepts from the expertise of C3iHub, India’s leading Cyber Security Research Center at IIT Kanpur. Select Startups emanating from the Program will be mentored at C3iHub.

Offered in collaboration with IIT Kanpur

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    Ranked #4 by NIRF for
    the year 2020

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    Built on World-class Academic Research Culture

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    Hosts C3iHub, India’s leading Research Centre in Cyber Security for critical infrastructure

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    Collaborates with global centres of excellence (Israel and USA) in Cyber Security

IIT Kanpur, established in 1959, is among India’s premier institutions in Computer Science education and research, aimed at providing leadership in technological innovation. A few years back, IIT Kanpur took pioneering steps towards Cyber Security by setting up C3iHub (Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense of Critical Infrastructures). C3iHub is India’s first research centre whose mission is to research, educate, train and also spawn startups to create technological safeguards to protect critical infrastructure. The centre is also engaged with International partners from Israel and the US to develop world-class research in the field of Cyber Security. C3iHub offers incubation support to startups in the Cyber Security space. For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in

Learn from Leaders

IIT Kanpur faculty panel consists of an impressive group of academicians bearing academic accreditation from premier institutions around the world.

Program Directors

Ph.D., Uniform Approaches to Formal Verification of Finite State Systems, State University of New York, Albany, USA

Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur. A recipient of various prestigious honours, he serves as a joint Program Director of C3iHub, a Technology Innovation Hub in Cyber Security, a joint Coordinator of C3iHub and National Blockchain Project at IIT Kanpur. His research interests include Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures, Cyber-Physical Systems, Blockchain.

Ph.D., Computer Science, IIT Kanpur

Professor teaching at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur. A recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences (2003), first Infosys Prize for Mathematics (2008) and Padma Shri (2013), he co-created the AKS primality test, for which he and his co-authors won the 2006 Fulkerson Prize and the 2006 Gödel Prize. His research interests include Computational Complexity Theory, Computational Number Theory and Algebra, and Cryptography.

Program Faculty

MS, Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Lead Engineer, Security Architect and Security Operations Lead at C3iHub, IIT Kanpur. An IIT Kanpur alumni with over 8 years of experience specializing in industrial automation and a well-rounded researcher with a background in areas related to the cyber defence of ICS and OT layer. He is actively involved in the development and incubation of indigenous solutions that improve cyber defence strategies and capabilities, such as ICS-Honeypots, ICS-SIEM, Threat Intelligence, Anomaly-based IDS etc.

Ph.D., Computer Science, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India (Pursuing)

Senior Project Executive Officer in C3iHub, IIT Kanpur. His role at C3iHub involves working on projects involving Malware Analysis and IDS as a significant component. He has published research work at multiple international conferences. His research interests are mainly centred around areas related to Malware Analysis, Memory Forensics, and Computer Vision.


  • protocol-testing-toolApplication
  • application-controlAccess Control:
  • malware-analysisMalware Analysis and
    Memory Forensics
  • host-based-detectionIntrusion Detection
    • Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)
    • Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)
  • honeypotHoneypots
  • connected-devicesReverse
  • web-securityWeb
  • data-securityData Security
    and Cryptography
  • software-iconNetwork Security
    and VPN
  • secure-developmentSecure Development - Secure Coding and DevSecOp
  • android-securityAndroid
  • penetration-testingHands-on Security - Network Traffic Analysis, CTF and VAPT

capstone-projects4 Mini Projects and 1 Capstone Project

Delivery Format

  • Interactive Masterclass Lectures by IITK Faculty
  • Interactive Master Sessions with Industry Experts
  • Hands-on Learning with Capstone Projects
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Reference Videos by IITK Faculty for Self-Learning
  • Monthly Doubt Clearing Sessions

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College students pursuing B.Tech / B.Sc. / BCA / M.Tech / M.Sc. / MCA, graduating in 2021

2020 graduates passionate about mastering fast advancing cyber security technologies

Professionals with less than 3 years of experience

Your DeepTech Learning Journey

  • Apply for
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    Selection Test Performance
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  • Enroll for
    the Program

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    Full Program Fee
  • Start Building Expertise
    in Cyber Security

    Under the mentor support
    of top Faculty
  • Get Certified by
    IIT Kanpur

    India’s Top Ranked

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