NIIT, PwC India partner for talent pool of cyber security professionals

| Monday, December 28, 2015 - 18:10
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Trained professionals will combat the challenges that are posed by hackers

New Delhi: PwC India and NIIT University (NU) have entered into a strategic partnership for creating a trained talent pool of cyber security professionals in India.

For this purpose, academic experts from the university and senior professionals from PwC India have co-created a two-year work-integrated specialised master's programme in cyber security.

"In today's digitised environment securing our cyberspace has become a priority for businesses and citizens across the world," said Rajendra S Pawar, chairman NIIT group.

This calls for a team of trained professionals who are equipped to combat the challenges that are posed by hackers every day. Our partnership with PwC India is a step in that direction, he added.

The programme blends academic and professional education and industry-led research in the cyber security space is the key driver in the curriculum.

"Cyber security is a major focus area and the growth driver for PwC India. With this programme with NU, PwC India is collaborating with academia to bring industry-ready talent into the market, readily employable with required customised skills set," said Deepak Kapoor, chairman, PwC India.

Cyber Security market, currently at USD 1 billion, is expected to grow to $35 billion by 2025. The demand for skilled professionals in the space is very high.

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