IIT-Kanpur offers eMasters degree program on cyber security

KANPUR:  For working professionals, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is offering a specially crafted and one-of-a-kind eMasters degree programme on cyber security.

This executive-friendly programme was created by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur, and it is taught by top-notch academics and researchers from that institution.

A formal announcement states that working professionals will have the option to finish the 12-module, 60-credit curriculum between one and three years. One's educational and professional background have a role in their selection for this programme. GATE score is therefore not necessary.

According to the press release, as the Internet rapidly develops and offers people benefits that might change their lives, cyber risks are also increasing.

By 2025, 45% of organisations may experience attacks on their software supply chains, according to Gartner.
The risk of assault on vital infrastructure, personal gadgets, and essential information systems increases as data volume increases.

As per reports, India will have over 1.5 million job openings in the cybersecurity sector by 2025. To close this talent gap, India will need a workforce that is well-trained and skilled for the evolving cyber security environment.


Over 14 million cyberattack occurrences were registered by India's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in just the previous year.

Some of the vital infrastructures that are vulnerable to cyber assaults include banking systems, communication networks, railroads, the armed forces, and the electricity sector.

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