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.

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.

Professionals from top organizations applying for the program

  • Accenture
  • British Telecom
  • BSNL
  • Capgemini
  • Cognizant
  • eSF Labs
  • HCL
  • Infosys
  • Nissan
  • Ola Electric Mobility
  • OpenText
  • Smart IMS
  • Tata Communications
  • TCS
  • Unisys
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wipro

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: Feb 10-12, 2020
  • Program Closure Visit: July 24-26, 2020
  • 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


  • 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 Dates
Application Fee ₹1,000 Upon applying
Enrollment Fee ₹20,000 Immediately
Program Fee ₹230,000 Immediately
Opening Campus Visit Fee ₹9,000*
Closing Campus Visit Fee ₹9,000*
By June 26, 2020
Total ₹ 268,000 + GST

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

Flexible EMI Options available.


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 Cultures
  • Build expertise in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense
  • Learn from world-class faculty of IIT Kanpur
  • Get globally recognized IIT Kanpur Certification
  • Network and collaborate with top-notch Cyber Security Experts
  • Tech professionals building their Cyber Security career
  • Engineers who want to research and build cutting-edge applications in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense
  • Professionals who want to build an in-house Cyber Security team
  • Startup founders interested in starting their own Cyber Security solutions