Cyber security a key area of concern: NASSCOM

Effort on to create a pool of skilled and certified cyber security professionals

GN Bureau | December 16, 2016


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 Cyber security is emerging as a key area of concern. As part of the capacity building endeavor on information/cyber security space, Sector Skill Council (SSC) NASSCOM and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is developing standardised content for potential job seekers and professionals.

The organizations have joined hands to create a pool of skilled and certified cyber security professionals that would serve the requirements of cyber security both at global as well as domestic levels. 
 
 R Chandrashekhar, president, NASSCOM said, “This is a positive step towards our objective to address the cyber security issue. This partnership will enable the industry to map existing and future skills requirements and plug its demand-supply gap. The program will also focus on developing models for scaling capacity and enhancing employability through assessments and certifications.”
 
SSC NASSCOM and DSCI have developed National Occupational Standards for 10 cyber security job roles with the corresponding Qualification Packs (QP) in line with the National Skills Qualifications Framework. 
 
Bridging the cyber security skills gap is an utmost priority for both the government and the industry. As India aspires to become a global leader in cyber security services and products, skills development is a key enabler. Industry validated job roles and curriculum will help streamline the skills ecosystem of the country and will immensely contribute to creation of a talent pool that is skilled, certified and well equipped to address the complex asks of the cyber security industry, said Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI.
 

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