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Build world-class expertise in Cyber Security

IIT Kanpur, in association with TalentSprint has designed an Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense for current and aspiring professionals who are keen to explore and exploit the latest trends in Cyber Security Technologies. A combination of deep academic rigor and intense practical approach will allow participants to master in-demand skills and build world class expertise.

  • “Combines deep academic rigor with an intense practical hands-on approach. You will learn from the world-class faculty of IIT Kanpur, a global trailblazer in CS Research and Education.”
  • “With IIT Kanpur creating the course structure, its a great solution for anyone who wants to make a career in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense. ”

IIT Kanpur, global trailblazer in Computer Science Research and Education

  • Ranked among top engineering colleges by NIRF 2019

  • Hosts C3i - India’s leading Research Centre in Cyber Security for critical infrastructure

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

  • Built on World-class Academic Research Culture

IIT Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions in Computer Science education and research with an aim to provide leadership in technological innovation.

The institute took its pioneering steps towards Cyber Security by setting up C3i (Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense of Critical Infrastructures). The C3i is now on its way to create 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 center is also engaged with International partners from Israel, and the USA to develop a world-class research in the field of Cyber Security.

Participant Profile

  • 40+Tech

  • 40+Global

  • 65%Participants with over
    5 Years of Experience

From Top Organizations

  • TCS
  • HCL
  • PwC
  • Infosys
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Wipro
  • South Indian Bank
  • Primacy Industries
  • PNB
  • MetLife
  • Ola
  • Electric Mobility
  • NTT Data
  • Max Life Insurance
  • L&T Construction
  • KPMG
  • Honeywell
  • eSF Labs
  • eClinicalWorks
  • Cognizant
  • Capgemini

From Indian and Global Locations

  • Allahabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chennai
  • Ghaziabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Manipal
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • Delhi
  • Ongole
  • Panvel
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Sikar

About TalentSprint

TalentSprint brings high-end and deep-tech education to aspiring and experienced professionals. It partners with world class academic institutions and global corporations to develop and offer disruptive programs. TalentSprint's hybrid platform delivers unique onsite and online experiences that help build cutting-edge expertise, for today and tomorrow. For more information please visit

Experts at the cutting-edge of Cyber Security research

  • Dr. Sandeep Shukla Professor

    Dr. Shukla is an IEEE Fellow, ACM distinguished scientist and Subject Matter Expert in Cyber Security of cyber-physical systems and Blockchain Technology. He currently heads the Computer Science and Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur. A recipient of various prestigious honours, he serves as a joint-coordinator for the C3I Center and the National Blockchain Project at IIT Kanpur

  • Dr. Manindra Agrawal Professor

    Dr. Agrawal is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Deputy Director of IIT Kanpur. A Padma Shri (2013) awardee, he was chosen for the first Infosys Mathematics Prize for outstanding contributions in the broad field of mathematics in 2008. He co-created the AKS primality test, for which he and his co-authors won the 2006 Fulkerson Prize and the 2006 Gödel Prize.

  • Rohit Negi Instructor

    Rohit is the Lead Engineer and Security Architect and Security Operations Lead at C3i. An ICS security researcher and expert with 7+ years of experience specializing in Cyber Defense of industrial automation and operational technologies, he has published several papers in International conferences on Cyber Security of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems.

  • Anand Handa Instructor

    Anand is the Project Executive Officer in C3i . His focus areas include malware analysis, memory forensics, and intrusion detection systems. His role at C3i involves working on projects having malware analysis and IDS as a significant component. He has published research work at multiple International conferences.

Curriculum that embraces the rigour of a cyber security expert


  • 6-month hands-on program

  • 2 immersion bootcamps at IIT Kanpur

  • Weekly interactive online sessions


  • Shock and Awe

  • Access Control

  • Data Security

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

  • Intrusion Detection System

  • Honeypot

  • Software Diagnosis

  • Capstone Projects

Detailed curriculum here

Capstone Projects

  • Network based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)

  • Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

  • Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

  • Honeypot

  • Malware Analysis

  • Memory Forensic

  • Secure Inventory Management

  • Application Communication Protocol Testing Tool

  • Application Control

  • Device Control

Hybrid Delivery

2 IIT Kanpur Campus Visits

  • Program Opening Visit: August 2020 (Tentative)
  • Program Closure Visit: January 2021 (Tentative)
  • IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur
    Kanpur - 208 016
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Weekly Online Sessions

  • Saturdays (10 am - 12 noon)
  • Sundays (10 am - 12 noon)
  • Interactive Sessions

    Weekend Schedule

    Direct to Device

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  • BuildBuild expertise in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense
  • LearnLearn from world-class faculty of IIT Kanpur
  • CertificateGet IIT Kanpur Certification
  • NetworkNetwork and collaborate with Cyber Security Experts

Who should join

Ideal Profile

  • Current and /aspiring Cyber Security professionals across India and abroad
  • Tech professionals seeking a role change or career advancement
  • Graduate with relevant background and 1+ years experience
  • Diploma with relevant background and 3+ years experience

Application and Enrollment


Details Amount
Application Fee waived for the COVID-19 lockdown period ₹1,000
Early Bird Scholarships. On a first-come-first-come basis. ₹30,000
Program Fee ₹2,50,000 + GST
₹2,20,000 + GST
Campus Visits 1 & 2 Fee *
(₹9,000 + GST) X 2
₹18,000 + GST
24-month interest-free EMI on Program Fee
EMI Details

*Fee covers boarding and food expenses during the campus visit. Travel expenses for campus visits to be borne by participants.


The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the cyber security threat landscape. There has been a surge in Work from Home, triggered by this pandemic. Our home networks are far more vulnerable than enterprise networks. As usual, cybercriminals are bound to exploit it. Since the beginning of the crisis, nearly 2000 malicious coronavirus-themed websites have been set up every day.

The writing on the wall is clear. Even after the crisis, companies who have discovered value in the gig economy will continue to operate a significant part of their workforce from home. Hence the need for cyber security expertise becomes apparent.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, new high-profile cyber attacks seem to constantly flood news headlines. No wonder the need for cyber security professionals is urgent and daunting. Besides, the world’s transition towards aggressive digitization has also marked cyber security as one of the biggest threats to the economy over the next decade. India has reported a hike in attacks (on IoT deployments) by 22% in the country.

Cyber security is one of the most in-demand skills, trending in the job market today. And studies point out that there will be nearly 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021. India alone has reported over 67,000 job openings. Companies are looking forward to professionals with an ability to build a viable cyber-resilient organization.

The Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense is designed to provide an opportunity for aspiring and working professionals to exploit the latest trends in Cyber Security Technologies. Going by the new reality of continued WFH pattern for professionals, the time is right to get armed with cyber security knowledge for today and hereafter.