NIIT signs partnership with EC-Council

NIIT has signed partnership with EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants), one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals to jointly address cyber security concerns India.

To this end, NIIT and EC-Council aim to introduce first-of-its-kind training program in ethical hacking to create a manpower pool of trained InfoSec professionals in the country.

Speaking on this significant partnership, Shivan Bhargava, group president, Skills & Careers, NIIT said, “While India has grown rapidly to deliver IT Services globally, skills in the area of information security have lagged behind. With IT services consumption growing in the domestic market, there is an urgent need to address this gap.”

Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder, EC-Council said, “EC Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security in India and to tackle the issue of the lack of skilled professionals. To combat this menace, EC-Council has partnered with NIIT to train individuals in cyber security.”

With rapid increase in cybercrime, organizations are grappling with the challenge of embracing disruptive technologies and trends like cloud, mobile and social computing that significantly improve productivity, while at the same ensuring security for businesses conducted in the cyber space.

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