By Manu Sharma
Cybersecurity has become increasingly important as software and internet have become omni present in our lives. The industry is expected to grow by 44% over the next five years according to a Nasscom report. As the industry grows, it will require more cybersecurity professionals. However, according to the latest cybersecurity report 2022, 40% of businesses claim that their cybersecurity team is understaffed and to compound this 60% of businesses have opened cybersecurity roles in India. In this context, SecurEyes, a leading global cyber security specialized consulting services firm is trying to bridge this gap. It has announced a training program in cybersecurity and its 8th batch will start from January 2023 and the 9th batch will commence from April/May 2023.
Vasantha Krishnamurthy, Chief of Staff, SecurEyes says, "We are announcing the online training course for these two batches and each batch will have 12 weeks of training and will combine theory and practical on a 50-50 basis which includes 50 hours of project training online. Each batch will have about 45-60 students”. In order to keep up pace with the rapidly evolving field it plans to update the syllabus of the course every three months.
This program will be online and will result in the SecurEyes Cyber Security Certification Program (CSCP). On completion of the classroom hours, students would move forward to a six-month on- job training on live projects.
Vasantha remarked that a CSCP certification will help them in getting a job in any IT firm and In fact, cyber security professionals get 2.75% more pay than other IT professionals.
Demand for cybersecurity is increasing rapidly as the business environment shifts to cloud storage space and internet administration. As the internet is becoming more widespread today, commercial organization data and personal data are at risk of being exploited, she adds.
According to SecurEyes, there is a shortage of 3.18 million of cybersecurity professionals in the world today and is growing at 11-12% annually. In India as well there is a need for a large pool of employees.
Since 2006, SecurEyes has been offering training program course in India and almost 90% of the students who pass out successfully are employed in-house, says Uma Pendyala, Head Business Operations. SecurEyes has seen an increase of over 15% in headcount per batch. They have also conducted programs for corporates and others since inception.
SecurEyes invites all fresher students with Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) and other professionals in the field of IT to apply.
"At SecurEyes, we stay ahead of the curve and help businesses secure themselves from the dynamic risks and uncertainties of the cyber world. This is possible because we delve deep into issues in order to develop long-term strategic solutions and future-first products and services to combat cyber threats. The cost of the course amounts to Rs 1 lakh plus GST, " says Uma.
This global cybersecurity services firm's training program has been created in conjunction with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in India along with the other big four consulting firms: Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), KPMG and Ernst & Young Private Limited (EY). The CERT-IN empanels IT Security Auditing Organizations for auditing, includes vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of computer systems, networks and applications of various organizations of the Government and those in other sectors of the Indian economy.
Over the years, SecurEyes has done the security audits for large banks including State Bank of India (SBI), Canara Bank, Karnataka Bank, Government of Orissa, and NIC. Private MNC's like L&T Infotech and Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. Also its international clients include SAMA in Saudi Arabia, RAS Gas, Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways among others.
SecurEyes is today a leading global cybersecurity company offering myriad solutions and services to a plethora of customers. In the last 15 years, they have constantly striven to grow on the business while keeping pace with technological advancement. Not to mention, proactively protecting and supporting our customers in the ever-changing security needs.
"The cybersecurity training program is our way of imparting knowledge to young minds. The program, created for graduates and working professionals alike, provides industry-oriented training along with extensive hands-on exposure to ethical hacking, information security, network security, and much more," Uma concludes.
To know more visit https://secureyes.net/