Great Learning brings Stanford’s Cyber Security program to India

New Delhi: Great Learning, India’s leading Edtech company has recently introduced the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Program. This 6-month Stanford Certificate program pairs the high-quality content created by renowned Stanford faculty with expert mentorship from industry practitioners brought to you by Great Learning. The program is a blend of weekend mentoring sessions, online video-based learning and a series of structured projects.

According to a recent survey, India has the third-highest number of cyberattacks after Mexico and France. This has increased the demand for cybersecurity experts exponentially making it one of the most sought-after jobs in India. Estimates by NASSCOM suggest that India’s cybersecurity market is projected to grow to $35 billion by 2025 with more than 30,000 cybersecurity jobs available in the country. The demand for cybersecurity professionals has been growing at a rate of over 150% quarter on quarter. The job roles that are in demand in the sector include network security engineers, security architects, cybersecurity first responders, cybersecurity analysts, and chief information security officers (CISO).

Harish Subramanian, Director, Great Learning said, “Sectors apart from BFSI are also facing major security threats leading to the ever-growing demand for talented and skilled professionals in this space. Professionals with 3 or more years of experience in the IT industry should consider a career in cybersecurity. While the demand for such professionals is the greatest across IT and BFSI companies, even sectors like pharma, manufacturing, hospitality and retail are hiring such professionals in a bid to keep their network secure. It’s a fast-growing field that has already started to offer massive opportunities. We are excited to collaborate with the Stanford Center for Professional Development to deliver their impactful Advanced Computer Security program.”

The Stanford Advanced Computer Security Program is structured as a series of 6 online courses where learners get access to video content designed and delivered by Stanford faculty. Insights from senior industry practitioners from leading organizations such as Google and LinkedIn bring a practitioner’s perspective. The online mentorship format in which the program is offered is both convenient and immersive. In this format, learners attend live online sessions with seasoned industry practitioners, who clarify concepts and provide an on-the-job perspective. The program is designed to help students master in-demand skills like Web Application, Mobile, Cloud Security, Security Design, Cryptography, Emerging Threats and Defences, Network Security which leading companies like IBM, Dell, Amazon, Infosys are seeking. By the end of the program, learners are able to use their skills to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of customers, and build secure infrastructure.