Hyderabad-based career accelerator TalentSprint, in association with cyber security solution provider Atlantis Analytics and integrated systems solutions firm Sypris Electronics, on Wednesday launched a Cyber Defense Competency Centre, which will cater to cyber education, skills and analytical needs of the organisations in cyber security arena.
"We see a huge potential in addressing workforce skills gap in cyber security, given that targeted attacks aimed at Indian enterprises and consumers are on the rise.
This partnership will focus on developing pioneering models for scaling up capacity and enhancing employability through assessments and certifications," said Ranjeet Mishra, chief executive officer of Atlantics Analytics.
According to Santanu Paul, CEO and managing director of TalentSprint, the company is committed to empower one million young job seekers to pursue careers in IT, banking and financial services and education by 2020, and this partnership would play a pivotal role in attaining this vision and bring world-class cyber defense practices and experiential learning to the Indian talent ecosystem.
With Internet becoming critical to businesses across sectors, the need for a powerful cyber security system, which is equipped to deal with complex internet crimes, cannot be over emphasised. According to a report, India will need one million cyber security professionals by 2020, Paul said.
Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the National Skill Development Corporation, TalentSprint has enabled over 100,000 youth, more than 400 employers, and over 200 colleges since inception.