IIT-K Certification | 6 Months Hands-on Program | Interactive Live Online Program | Program starts in December 2020.

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

Cyber security professionals in big demand: Over 67,000 job openings in India.

Blocked 18 Million Covid-19 themed malware and phishing emails per day.

Top 8 in-demand Cyber Security jobs in 2020 on LinkedIn

  • Ethical hacker (6,597 jobs)
  • Information Security Analyst (13,852 jobs)
  • Penetration Tester/Vulnerability Analyst (6,577 jobs)
  • Digital Forensic Analyst (1,575 jobs)
  • Security Software Developer (1,575 jobs)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (3,482 jobs)
  • Network Engineer/Security Architect (6,122 jobs)
  • Incident Handler (14,448 jobs)

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 2020

  • 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.

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

  • Faculty-lead Interactive LIVE classes weekly


  • Foundations

  • Shock and Awe

  • Access Control

  • Data Security

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

  • Intrusion Detection System

  • Honeypot

  • Software Diagnosis

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


Weekly Online Sessions

Faculty-led Interactive Live Classes

Weekend Schedule

Direct to Device

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  • Saturdays : 11am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Sundays : 11 am to 1 pm

Program starts in December 2020.

What should you expect from this Program

  • 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
  • Exceptional college students may apply for special selection

Application and Enrollment

Feedback from Program Participants

“The topic coverage, in-depth knowledge of faculty, real-life experiences and hands-on assignments made my learning experience awesome.”
Praveen Pathak, Vice President, Max Life Insurance

“The highlight of the Cyber Security Program was the C3i visit. It was unique, something every cyber security enthusiast must experience in life.”
Souvik Haldar, Back-end Developer, Biostrap

“The program gave me a rock-solid foundation of cyber security tools and techniques, required to make the right start towards my career.”
Surendra Gollapudi, Senior Risk Analyst, IBM

“My journey has been great. Meeting professionals in diverse roles, sharing ideas and learning the same from peers, mentor sessions - all of it has been nothing but amazing.”
Kiran Desaraju, Security Analyst, Chromo Healthcare

“The curriculum by IIT Kanpur, exposure to C3i and its activities during campus visits, mentor sessions, hands-on learning - everything you need, you will experience here.”
Tanuj Pathak, Senior Consultant, Infosys

From Top Organizations

South Indian Bank
Primacy Industries
Electric Mobility
NTT Data
Max Life Insurance
L&T Construction
eSF Labs

From Indian and Global Locations


Projects Presented by Cohort 1 Participants

Some exceptional projects were presented by the participants towards the end of the cohort as part of their final submission. It was not only greatly appreciated by the entire faculty but also a comprehensive update with the findings of the projects was recommended to the Government of India.

  • HoneyNet: A system of Honeypots
  • Network Intrusion Detection System
  • Honeypot NIDS & HIDS Deployment in SOC Environment
  • Host Intrusion Detection Engine (HIDE)
  • HoneyPot
  • Automatic Phishing Detection
  • Cyber Security & Cyber Defense Simulator for SMBs

Find out why professionals want to join the program

"After working for years in network and security field, I'm now looking forward to learning more about offensive security as well as prevention security mechanism. And this program provides a framework for building relevant expertise in my interest areas."

"As a professional with 10+ years of experience in Networking domain, this program is perfect for fast-tracking my career in the field and achieve my career goal of becoming a CTO of an organization."

"Since I find stagnancy in my current role as a QA professional, I'm now willing to associate my candidature with the cyber security domain. Previously, I've attended multiple training programs in cyber security and software testing, but this program provides hands-on learning approach with a high level of industry preparedness."

"As a System Administrator with nearly ten years of experience, I realized that I need to build core knowledge to face the current fast-changing world. This program will help me build relevant expertise and enhance my career."

"As a project manager working in the cyber security domain, this program will help me dive deep into the realm and get ready to implement new strategic projects in Cyber Security for my organization."

Note: These are edited versions based on the details submitted by various programme applicants.


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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 www.talentsprint.com


It is estimated that there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices by 2020. Rapid convergence of Mobility, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing is leading to an explosive increase in security threats and the need for Cyber Defense experts to combat these threats is becoming all the more important.

The demand for such professionals is outstripping supply. Companies need sophisticated responders to defend against the growing threat of cyberattacks. There is a huge talent crunch and 59% of the companies have vacant positions suggesting a cumulative global shortfall of 1.5 million such professionals.

The Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense by IIT Kanpur is designed for current or aspiring Cyber Security professionals who are passionate about exploring disruptions in Cyber Security technology. The program combines deep academic rigor with an intense practical hands-on approach to equip participants to master in-demand skills and capabilities relevant to the domain. The program is taught by the faculty at IIT Kanpur, ranked highly by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019.

TalentSprint with its deep understanding of the industry, access to industry experts, and a state of the art technology platform has been chosen by IIT Kanpur as the right partner for this program.

  • A trailblazer in Computer Science Research and Education
  • Hosts C3i, India’s #1 Cyber Security research center at IIT Kanpur
  • Experts globally recognized for contribution to Cyber Security and Cyber Defense
  • Ranked among top engineering colleges by NIRF 2019
  • Collaborates with global centers of excellence (Israel and USA) in Cyber Security
  • Built on World-class Academic Research Culture

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.