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Jigsaw Academy launches India's First offensive Cyber-security Programme

ANI | Updated: Sep 06, 2019 19:00 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] Sept 06 (ANI/NewsVoir): Jigsaw Academy, a pioneer in emerging technologies and data science training, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HackerU, one of the world's leading cyber security Training companies from Israel, to launch India's first 'Offensive' Cyber-security Certification Programme.
Offensive refers to the proactive and adversarial approach to ensure the safety of the dedicated cyberspace.
"The demand for cyber-security professionals is growing at an exponential rate, but the supply of the right talent continues to remain scarce. As India takes a leap forward to ramp up its digital infrastructure, the relevance of cyber-security will only increase manifold, especially in view of the increasing number of cashless transactions and mobile banking," said Gaurav Vohra, Co-founder and CEO, Jigsaw Academy.
"For industries, cyber-security has emerged as a key area of priority as threats emerge on multiple fronts. Our new offerings, with the much-coveted HackerU, is a one-of-its-kind programme in India that shall enable professionals in India to remain ahead of the curve," he added.
"Globally, there's a shortfall of cyber-security professionals and a big part of the global tech workforce comes from India and so we feel training the Indian workforce to fill this gap in cyber-security was necessary," said Gil Adani, CEO, HackerU.
The strategic tie-up aims at skilling professionals in the domain as per the global industry standards and also in bridging the huge demand for trained cyber-security professionals. The programme is also the only cyber-security certification programme in India to train candidates on Offensive Technologies and has been developed in Israel, a global tech powerhouse with has dozens of firms specialising in security.
The candidates will be trained by industry experts from HackerU by offering them hands-on experience. The students will be equipped to detect and prevent potential breaches by simulating a series of live cyber attacks.
The programme intends to provide assured placement assistance for students who complete it successfully.
It will be delivered in two modes - the classroom mode (in Bengaluru to start with) will be a four-month programme and the online programme, targeted at working professionals, which will be an 11-month programme. The learners will be trained on cyber-security offence and trained for OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) certification - a premium global cyber-security certification.
Cyber-security is touted as one of the most-critical variables in the 21st-century global commerce and politics. A report from cyber-security ventures estimates that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber-security jobs by 2021. Nasscom estimates that India alone will need 1 million cyber-security professionals by 2020.
India has today become the global centre for information technology and associated services and boasts of being at the forefront of software development. With the country taking giant strides towards a digital economy, the risk of large-scale cyber-attacks and breaches have increased.
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