EC Council to train 40,000 cyber security professionals by 2014

10th August 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, August 10, 2013:  At a time when cyber crimes are on the rise the world over, EC Council, the body that trains individuals in information security, besides providing certification, is looking to train about 40,000 cybersecurity professionals in India by next year.

Jay Bavisi, Co-founder and president of EC-Council, said, ”We have a target of tying up with 140 partners whom we would train. They would in turn impart education to train 40,000 cybersecurity professionals by next year. We already have 72 partners.”

The EC-Council is headquartered in Hyderabad. The expansion and the execution plans would be monitored from here, he said adding that around Rs 20 billion has already being invested by EC-Council in India.

“According to estimates that have been issued by the government, there will be a requirement for over 5,00,000 cybersecurity professionals, if the growing danger from cyber crimes and their related threats is to be mitigated. “With the push from the central government to introduce cyber security programmes in the educational institutions, I expect the market to grow rapidly in the country,” Bavisi explained.

Bavisi further said that the institution is already holding discussions with many educational institutes so that more and more students can access cyber security courses. Besides this, he also said that the company is already eyeing a target of over ensuring that around 300 institutes are readied for this demand by the end of 2013.

According to industry estimates, the current Indian cyber security market is close to Rs 15 billion and it is growing at a pace of 18 per cent per annum. Meanwhile, the company said that Bavisi had received the Industry Leadership Award 2013 awarded by National Security Agency (NSA) for the outstanding leadership in the cybersecurity industry and information assurance education.

 

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