The Bangalore International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) will jointly offer an advanced executive program in cybersecurity. The program is designed for mid-level management professionals working in the banking, cybersecurity, and finance fields with prior technical knowledge of the fundamentals of cybersecurity.
The course will be offered in collaboration with Simplilearn. With over 90 hours of learning, the program consists of a comprehensive curriculum focused on industry-relevant skills in cybersecurity. Virtual training will also be provided for students with NPCI along with 3-4 tutoring sessions by NPCI experts. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from IIIT Bangalore, along with an Internship Completion Letter jointly provided by NPCI, Simplilearn, and IIIT Bangalore.
Key areas covered by the program include data integrity, data recovery, disaster recovery, systems planning, and risk management. Students will also have access to self-paced videos, live virtual classes taught by industry experts, and master classes taught by IIIT Bangalore faculty and NPCI experts. Graduates of the program will also enroll in Simplilearn’s Career Help Desk to explore potential employment opportunities as Security Infrastructure Specialists, Network Security Advisors, Security Analysts, and Application Security Analysts.
Anand Narayanan, Simplilearn Product Manager, said: “Today, with the number of cyber attacks outnumbering cyber defenders, the need for cybersecurity experts is becoming a reality regardless of sector or industry. This in-depth program, along with virtual training and master classes will provide NPCI experts in the field with extensive knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and will enable students with industry-specific skills to advance their careers and unlock new ones. growth opportunities “.
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V Sridhar, Senior Lecturer, Continuing Professional Education, IIIT Bangalore, “Today’s global cybersecurity market is on an upward growth curve, complemented by an increase in enterprise malware and phishing threats, the demand for cybersecurity solutions based on the cloud and the need for strong authentication solutions in all industries. Having a team of cybersecurity experts is vital for all companies around the world, particularly in the sensitive banking and financial sector. Through our partnership with Simpliearn , our goal is to bring the latest industry-relevant curriculum to students and create a workforce ready for the job.
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” Anthony Prakash, director of information security at NPCI, said: “In addition to the rapid deployment of digital tools and solutions in all sectors, digital banking and payments is another area that has seen multiple growth in the last year. Banking and financial services are sectors that require advanced security for sensitive data.”
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