According to CISCO, 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020. With an increase in the number of users on the Internet and critical (and confidential) communication exchange taking place online, the possibility of sophisticated cyber-attacks is very real.
The field of CYBERSECURITY brings together technologies, algorithms and programming techniques to defend systems and information against such attacks. The highly specialised set of skills and competencies required to design and develop such technologies has made Cybersecurity one of the most sought-after fields of today. As per CISCO, the demand for experienced Cybersecurity professionals is expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million. The burgeoning Cybersecurity market, is expected to grow from $75 million to $170 million by 2020. From designing technologies for Cyber Threat Management, Cybersecurity Improvement, Online Intellectual Property Protection to the developing solutions for the Prevention of Fraud and Financial Theft – the applications of Cybersecurity are many.
SP Jain's newly launched 9-MONTH WEEKEND PROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IN CYBERSECURITY is designed to produce graduates with the expertise and practical know-how needed to defend systems and applications against cyber-attacks. The program makes use of an advanced Blended Learning model allowing working professionals to study and gain real-world expertise, without interrupting their full-time careers.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ACCREDITED BY TEQSA, ASQA OR ANY REGULATORY BODY IN INDIA OR OVERSEAS.
Why SP Jain's Cybersecurity?
The internet security landscape encounters new threats and challenges every day. Cyber-attacks are increasing in intensity, frequency, and reach across industries and geographies. While there has been an ever-increasing reliance on the cloud, mobile, and IoT, the potential for attack platforms too have catapulted — offering a gateway to hackers and fraudsters to exploit data and systems (recent ransomware attacks are evidence). As the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, so do the necessity and demand for professionals who can prevent such digital incursions. At present, there is a severe shortage of approximately ONE MILLION skilled cyber-security professionals in India. According to NSD (National Security Database), there are less than 5,000 experts who can be identified as a highly skilled workforce in India. There is a need for professionals to re-skill and bridge the ominous gap in the industry.
The Cybersecurity program at SP Jain is designed to ensure that it offers its students a blend of theoretical and practical hands-on sessions. Crafting a curriculum that is well-balanced and is industry-relevant ensures that upon graduation, students leave with skills that are up-to-date and can immediately add value to their organisations. The program is divided into three modules— Beginners, Advanced and Electives — each offering unique and specific learnings in Cybersecurity. Flexible components in the curriculum have also been included to offer the inclusion of significant current trends that students can gain insights in — enhancing their overall career prospects.
SP Jain has tied up with Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya of Israel to provide its students first-hand exposure to advanced learning in Cybersecurity. Known as one of the world’s leading nations in Cybersecurity, Israel offers a conducive social, cultural, and political environment for academic and practical learning. IDC’s state-of-the-art learning infrastructure offers exciting opportunities for our students.
The SP Jain program in Cybersecurity has been designed to enable IT professionals to leverage the latest R&D, Teaching, and Learning in Cybersecurity. Delivered by seasoned academicians and professionals with several years of experience, SP Jain’s Cybersecurity program offers students incredible insights of real-world scenarios. By sharing current applied practices, personal experiences and learnings with the students, our 'practitioner faculty' enable the class to undertake real-life case studies, and initiate critical and analytical discussions for better understanding and value-addition.
In the last six years of our short but checkered thirteen-year-old history, we have been ranked by three of the world's top four business school rankings -- Forbes, Financial Times and the Economist. In each of these rankings, we are the youngest school featured -- an accomplishment we attribute to our unique and innovative approach to business education that has resulted in higher employment outcomes for our students. Today, our graduates work at some of the world's top companies like McKinsey & Co., Bain & Company, Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, the Boston Consulting Group, Unilever, Johnson and Johnson and the World Economic Forum.
THE SP JAIN ADVANTAGE
- 352 hours of online lessons
- 240 hours of face-to-face lessons over Saturdays (8 hours)
ONLINE LESSONS: This is the most modern way to learn. Students are given access to a suite of multimedia and interactive learning tools such as blogs, journals, discussion boards, articles and quizzes that help them gain a foundation in Cybersecurity, from the convenience of their homes. It is believed that the discipline of online learning enhances learning agility and retention of fundamentals since students learn at a pace that suits them. This section of the program can be completed by the student anytime during the week.
Classroom Learning and Exposure: Conducted over weekends and set within the traditional definitions of a classroom, participants are exposed to specialist topics in Cybersecurity, discussions and debates with peers (drawn from varied industries and work backgrounds), and interactions with industry experts and leaders who bring with them up-to-the-minute insights and experience of creating products and technologies to counter cyber-attacks. These include both world-class professors and practitioners who have predominantly worked in the technology space.
Simulated and Real-time Development in the ‘Lab’: The ‘Lab’ presents a virtual and physical lab environment for students to apply some of the concepts they learn in class and develop real-time solutions for business challenges. Using sophisticated software, hardware and other latest tools, students work together to execute their assignments, gain deep insights in the subject, and build a strong portfolio of real-world strategies. Panels of industry experts, drawn from several fields, support and mentor students in this phase of learning.
The program kick-starts with an overview of the discipline's most common techniques, tools and application. As you progress in the program, the focus shifts to more specialist topics like Cryptography, Security Programming Practices, Forensics, Cloud Computing, Number Theory, Secure Architecture Design & Models and Wireless Network Security. Here’s a sampling of the topics that the program will cover:
- Advanced Data Security
- Number Theory
- Advanced Algorithm Analysis & Design
- Secure Architecture Design & Models
- Software Design & Development
- Machine Learning for Computer Security
- Mobile Computing
- Wireless Network Security
- Cloud Computing
- Perl – Python
- Data Security with Assembler
- Information Security Analyst
- Senior IT Auditor
- Incident Response Engineer
He is an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, BS 25999 Lead Auditor, BS 25999 Implementer, Business Continuity Certified Specialist (BCCS), Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer (CPISI), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and trained in Investigative Techniques (ex-CBI officers).
- An undergraduate/postgraduate degree in a discipline with a strong quantitative component
- Two or more years of relevant work experience
Appear for further evaluation, comprising a written aptitude test (test of reasoning, numerical ability, english comprehension) and a personal interview (Aptitude + Evaluation Fee: INR 3,000).
Total Tuition Fee: INR 380,000 (plus GST).
The tuition fee must be paid in the following instalments:
- 25% within 7 days of receipt of Offer of Admission
- 75% before 2 weeks of course commencement