• Manipal ProLearn Partners with HackerU to Launch Cybersecurity Programme
• One-of-its-kind certification to address growing demand in the domain from industry & government
Bengaluru, India, April 13, 2019 : Manipal ProLearn, a leading professional learning platform and a division of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HackerU, the world’s leading Cybersecurity Training company, to launch a Cybersecurity Certification Program.
The strategic tie-up aims at skilling professionals in the domain, as per the global industry standards and bridge the huge demand for trained cybersecurity professionals. The program has been developed in Israel, a global tech powerhouse with specialization in security and since the last decade with more emphasis in Cybersecurity.
Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO, MaGE said, “The demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing at an exponential rate but, the availability of talent is still scarce. As India leaps ahead to ramp up its digital infrastructure, the relevance of cybersecurity will increase manifold, especially in view of increasing number of cashless transactions and mobile banking.” “For industries, cybersecurity has emerged as a key area of priority, as threats emerge from multiple fronts. Our new offering, 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.
Commenting on HackerU’s first exclusive tie-up with an Indian educational institute, Gil Adani, Global CEO, HackerU said, “There is a global shortfall of cybersecurity professionals in the world and a big part of the global tech workforce are form India and so we feel, training the Indian workforce to fill this gap in cybersecurity was necessary. We are happy to have found a perfect partner in Manipal ProLearn to take this forward.”
The program intends to provide assured placement assistance for students who complete it successfully. It will be delivered in two modes – the classroom mode (in Bangalore to start with) will be a four-month program. The online program targeted towards working professionals will be an 11-month program. The learners will be trained on Cybersecurity offence and trained for OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) certification – a premium global cybersecurity certification.
Cybersecurity is touted to be one of the most critical aspects of 21st century global commerce and politics. India has become the world’s centre for information technology and associated services and boasts a reputation 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 has increased.
Estimates by NASSCOM suggests that India shall need over one million cybersecurity professionals by 2020. The program aims at preparing trained professionals for the ‘Digital Era.’