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. In 2021 alone, there will be a ransomware attack on businesses every 11 seconds 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.
Cyber Security Engineer
Cloud Security Engineer
Network Security Engineer
Cyber Security Analyst
Network Security Analyst
Security Ops Analyst
Security Compliance Associate
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.
The program will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending iPearl.ai, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs delivered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.
This is a 6-month program is best suited for
The program will be taught by a group of IIT Kanpur faculty members, globally recognized for their contribution to cyber security and cyber defense.
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Yes, this is a hands-on program. The sessions are accompanied by practical industry-oriented exercises to help assimilate theory into practice. Online lab assignments will help you master the concepts with the help of mentors.
As an Institution of National Importance, IIT Kanpur enjoys autonomous status under the MHRD, and operates outside the purview of UGC/AICTE guidelines.This program is a fully approved certificate program offered through the IIT Centre for Continuing Education.
Our digital platform enables participants to
Our digital platform supports mentored online labs for necessary hands-on learning.
Yes, all our online sessions enable audio and chat interaction. Participants can interact and ask questions. The chat window is common to all participants and faculty and allows interaction among participants.
The classes will have enough interaction to get your doubts cleared. You will also have the following additional options:
You will need the following infrastructure to access our platform:
Yes, program mentors will be available to provide you the required assistance during your online lab exercises schedule.
Participants can interact with their group members for the projects conveniently using the Virtual Lounge available on the platform. TalentSprint's platform will also have the provision of group-specific forums for asynchronous discussion among the group members.
Our AI-powered recorded videos come with auto-generated transcripts with a search option. Participants can search for a keyword/phrase within the transcript to jump to any specific concept covered in the video. This feature makes it very convenient for the participants to traverse through the video for the concepts of their interest.
IIT Kanpur conducts the selection process for the program. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their academic details submitted by them along with the application. This will be followed by a test for the final selection.
A participant not holding an Indian Passport or not residing in India will be considered an International Participant.
Yes. Flexible EMI options can be availed to pay the program fee in installments. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available.
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No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No, the program fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Interactive online sessions will be held on Saturdays/Sundays between 10 AM to 12 noon.
The program will be primarily delivered through self-paced learning videos and reading material. The program will also have faculty-led interactive live sessions, as per a pre-decided schedule carefully chosen keeping the convenience of students, on TalentSprint’s platform. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the program during online sessions.
Digital reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through TalentSprint’s learning platform.
It is a 6-month program including Capstone projects, Case Studies, and Hackathons.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIT Kanpur.
Interactive online sessions will be conducted by the faculty from TalentSprint and IIT Kanpur. Industry experts may be invited for sharing their valuable experience.
Participants of the Certificate Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense are eligible for the Dedicated Career Support.
You will get dedicated support for Enhanced Career Outcomes.
Do not worry. In case you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version of the session soon.
Attendance will be recorded regularly during this program. Participants need to maintain minimum attendance criteria in each course of the program.
All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard program Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
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 center whose mission is to research, educate, train, and also spawn startups to create technological safeguards to protect critical infrastructure. The center is also engaged with International partners from Israel, and the USA to develop world-class research in the field of Cyber Security. For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in
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