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Ethical hacking training institutes log into Digital India dreams

Rise in cyberattacks, shortage of cybersecurity experts is spawning an ecosystem

Cybersecurity,
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However, India still faces a shortage of talent

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
Nestled somewhere in the shrinking lanes of South Delhi’s Munirka, a small training institute the size of a cybercafé is selling Digital India dreams. For Rs 5,000 per month, you too can land the much-coveted job of an ethical hacker in the central government’s cybersecurity task force. Or so the institute promises. The centre’s name, painted on a small metal board above its main door, announces: “Delhi College for Bright Future in Tech.”

Inside, a small room with eight desktop computers is occupied by 14 students and an instructor. A class on CEH, or certified ethical hacking, is under way.

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First Published: Apr 28 2023 | 3:23 PM IST

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