SSC NASSCOM has been able to create courseware, which will help churn out professionals, who can address the threat to data security which unarguably looms large. An SIG had been formed in Hyderabad w.r.t. Security Analyst Courseware, which had the likes of Cyber Eye Research, DSCI, Deloitte, First America, HDFC, IBM, Karvy Analytics, NIIT University, PwC, HCL, Symantec, TCS, ISC2, Wells Fargo, as members. These organisations have provided valuable inputs in designing the courseware.
Training of Students on Security Analyst QP in the year 2015-16
Associate Analytics QP
- 50 Colleges
- JNTU Hyderabad & JNTU Kakinada & JNTU Anantapur are offering Security Analyst QP program for students in ongoing academic year B. Tech 3 year 2nd semester, and running the program in 50 institutions.
- Universities/Autonomous colleges in AP & Telangana, integrated the Analytics Course into their Existing curriculum for B. Tech 3 year
- 50 Faculty completed training in Security Analyst – Faculty Training was supported by Cyber Eye Research (part of SIG)
- 2000 + Students registered & currently undergoing training for the Security Analyst Training Program
- Student Training to be completed – May /June 2017 academic year.
Plan of Action for year 2016-17:
- Scaling Security Analyst Program to more colleges/institutions in AP & Telangana.
- Introducing the Security Analyst Program to other Universities & Colleges in key states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, & Delhi.
Building Cyber Security Skills – Launch of Courseware & Job Standards & Recognizing Women Power in the Cyber Security Space
Symantec and DSCI have supported SSC NASSCOM in developing National Occupational Standards for ten cyber security job roles with the corresponding Qualification Packs (QP), in line with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). The program has drawn participation and guidance from organizations across sectors, including IT/ITeS, financial services & consultancy advisory services. The program also enables capacity building via faculty training and train-the-trainer events, with pilots underway in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Symantec has also established a scholarship program that has set a goal of supporting 1000 women to become cybersecurity professionals.
On 18 April 2016, in the august presence of senior functionaries across government, industry and academia, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) hosted the celebration of significant milestones, in an effort to bridge the skills gap in the field of cybersecurity.