Top Career Opportunities in Cyber Security for 2021
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.
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
IIT Kanpur faculty panel consists of an impressive group of academicians bearing academic accreditation from premier institutions around the world.
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.
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.
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
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Though the pandemic accelerated technological adoption, it also exposed cyber vulnerabilities and unpreparedness of the industry.
Looking at the year ahead, cyber security has become a top priority for organizations irrespective of the sector. There will be a ransomware attack on businesses every 11 seconds by this year according to CyberCrime Magazine.
The industry today needs professionals with capabilities to secure networks, protect systems and brand reputation from cyberattacks.
However, the shortage of cyber security talent is a challenge that must be met. By the end of 2021, it’s estimated that 3.5 million jobs in cyber security will be unfilled due to this talent gap and market need (Economic Times). As per the Data Security Council of India, the number of cyber security companies in India has also grown in the last two years.
This is the right time for aspirants to invest in building expertise and tap into these promising opportunities that the sector offers.
According to LinkedIn, here are the most in-demand roles in the cyber security space for 2021.
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The program will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class program with the flexibility and safety of online learning.