EC-Council the globally reputed and renowned cyber training and professional certification body came up with an initiative that will auger well for the nation’s cyber security and boost the state of cyber professionals in India. The decision will help India to progress in the mostly neglected and underachieved field of cyber security in India.
The company has said that it intends on training around 40,000 cyber security professionals by the end of 2014 and is working towards the fulfilment of the visionary step. They are aiming to provide cyber security training and create quality professionals who can then cater to the nation’s cyber security requirements in the future.
Jay Bavisi the co-founder and president of EC-Council said, “We intend on tying up with around 140 partners whom we can train. These partners can then in turn train individuals to convert them into quality cyber security professionals. The numbers of trained professionals is expected to be over 40,000 by the next year.”
The regional headquarter of EC-Council has been set up at Hyderabad from where the entire operations and expansion ventures of the organization was be observed and monitored. Bavisi also said that the organization has already pumped in funds to the tune of Rs 20 crores for the realization of the undertaken project.
The company feels that their initiative will help India to counter cyber security threats that may hamper the interests of the nation besides causing multiple underlying ambiguities. They are hoping that with the generated lot of professionals the country may find it helpful to counter such threats that lay waiting in the virtual world. India is a nation that reqires such security measures owing to its superpower status and incredible indispensability in the global scenario.
India on the other hand genuinely requires as many as 5 lakh cyber security professionals in order to help it ward off security threats looming over its head. Though the project will not be able to cover up and provide the entire professional provisions for the nation but still the numbers will still be helpful nevertheless. The projected numbers will surely be a large chunk by itself and definitely assist the nation much in its quest for virtual security.
Bavisi also said, “We expect the cyber security market to grow even further in India as the government is pushing hard to introduce cyber security programmes across various educational institutions.” The intention of the organization’s president was pretty evident from his remarks.
Accordingly he added further, “We are already having talks with multiple institutes for the introduction of cyber security programmes in their academics. We wish to reach out to as many as 300 institutions with our various programmes by the end of this year.” Interestingly Bavisi is the recipient of National Security Agency’s (NSA) Industry Leadership Award for the year 2013.
Current estimates figure out a booming Rs 1500 crore cyber security market in India that is rapidly growing at an annual rate of 18%. The companies are being lured by this potentially vital market that holds good prospects for them in the near future too.