Simplilearn has announced its partnership with IIIT Bangalore and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to offer an Advanced Executive Program in Cybersecurity for the mid-level management professionals working in banking, cybersecurity, and finance domains, who come with prior technical knowledge on the basics of the said domain.
Speaking about the program, Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn said, “Today, with the rise in cyber-attacks outpacing the supply of cyber-defenders, the need for cybersecurity experts is a reality irrespective of the sector or industry. For these reasons, we are happy to partner with IIIT Bangalore and NPCI to create this exclusive program in cybersecurity. This in-depth program, along with NPCI’s virtual internship and masterclasses from the experts in the domain, will provide extensive knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and enable learners with industry-specific skills to further their careers and open new growth opportunities.”
The advanced executive program consists of a comprehensive curriculum co-created by IIIT Bangalore and Simplilearn that focuses on industry-relevant skills in cyber security and in-depth knowledge of the domain. The key domains covered in the program include data integrity, data recovery, disaster recovery, systems planning, and risk management. Classes will be conducted virtually and learners will have full access to self-paced tutorials.
Speaking on the partnership with Simplilearn, Prof V Sridhar, Professor-in-charge, Continuing Professional Education, IIIT Bangalore said, “The global cybersecurity market is today on an upward growth curve, complemented by a rise in malware & phishing threats among enterprises, demand for cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, and the need for strong authentication solutions across industries. Having a team of cybersecurity experts is vital for all businesses across the globe, especially in the sensitive banking & finance sector. Through our partnership with Simplilearn, we aim to deliver the most up-to-date and industry-relevant curriculum to learners and create a job-ready workforce.”
With 90+ hours of learning, the learners will be given a platform to upskill themselves and explore potential job opportunities like Security Infrastructure Specialist, Consultant Network Security, Security Analyst and Analyst Application Security.