If there’s one thing that hasn’t dampened the spirits of netizens, it’s the constant guard by vigilant cyber security professionals who are always on their toes trying to keep our data and transactions safe on the internet. While black hat hackers are finding new ways to attack networks every day, ethical hackers are leaving no stone unturned to protect user interests. However, there is a dearth of efficient ethical hackers in India, since most IT aspirants tend to go for traditionally established fields such as development and testing. No wonder, countries are now looking to tackle this problem jointly for mutual benefits.
Canada has recently expressed desire to collaborate with India in order to strengthen IT security of both nations. Training the workforce for this emerging field, is the topmost priority, according to a Canadian envoy. Stewart Beck, Canadian High Commissioner informed that India requires 5,00,000 InfoSec experts while Canada has 10 institutes in Ontario region alone that offer educational programs on cyber security. India, too, has many IT training institutes that provide courses such as CEH Training, CISSP, ECSA among others.
While students abroad are taking up this profession in huge numbers, Indian students are still skeptical about choosing this career option. As students and IT aspirants become more aware about this branch of IT, demand for Information Security Training programs will soar higher. Koenig Solutions, an international leader in offshore IT training, aims to fill this gap of certified experts with its progressive courses and educational programs for the same.