IITJ Technology Innovation and Start-up Centre (“IITJ TISC”) & WhizHack Technologies Launch India’s 1st Dual Certificate in Cyber Defense

IITJ TISC and WhizHack Technologies Private Limited announced an Advanced Certification Bootcamp in Cyber Defense. The 480 hour, 6 month intensive course will have self paced modules, complemented by live mentoring and doubt clearing sessions by IIT Jodhpur faculty, Israeli experts, Industry exponents and access to live simulations to Israeli and Indian labs on latest cyber defense tools and techniques.

According to a joint study conducted by PwC India and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) increased digitization has resulted in the increase in cyber attack incidents in India by 292%. The study further adds that the cybersecurity market in India is set to grow to USD 3.05 billion by 2022, at a growth rate that is nearly 1.5 times the global growth rate of cybersecurity expenditure and create over 2 million new job opportunities by 2025. US and India are the top two countries facing cyber attacks and there’s a huge talent shortage in India.

Commenting on the Dual Certificate program, Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director IIT Jodhpur, said, “The biggest cyber security challenge faced by Indian organizations is the shortage of adequately skilled cybersecurity professionals and to train people on new threats like IoT-based endpoint attacks – Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that are unique until the attack happens. IIT Jodhpur TISC along with WhizHack intends to create a self reliant India by training professionals with latest skillsets that can safeguard the interests of India’s enterprises, including 5-7 crore SMEs and their ecosystem.”

According to Mr. Kaushik Ray, COO, WhizHack Technologies, “To tackle the exploding high tech cyber criminal network, India needs to establish a new paradigm of constant learning and relearning for professionals in this field, combining the latest and best of Indian and Global knowledge and skillsets. WhizHack, in partnership with Cybint Israel, will provide a unique opportunity to Indian youth to specialize in Cyber Defense that is witnessing global shortage of talent. The dual certification from the best of India and Globe will allow graduates to build sustainable global career pathways.”

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