Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. Digital Technology over the past few decades has become an increasingly integral aspect of the workplace. Things like emails, smartphone and apps, SmartHome, Internet connected Cameras, Internet of Things, professional and social networks and collaborative work documents are becoming the everyday objects of people. However, when these lines of communication are compromised, it can have a disastrous effect on the personal lives or business.
Internet companies and industrial giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Reliance are offering starting salaries of Rs. 12 lakhs per annum (LPM) for freshers with Cybersecurity skills. Companies are offering Rs. 50 LPM for someone with 5+ years of experience and top Cybersecurity employees enjoy salaries in range of Rs. 1 crore per annum. Salaries for Cybersecurity experts in USA can reach up to Rs. 3 crore per annum. Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad enjoy the highest number of job openings in Cybersecurity. Digital Revolution fuelled by Internet of Things, Smart Home and Smartphone is making Cybersecurity more relevant than ever in future.
The foundational courses required for Cybersecurity, like Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking, are taught in first and second academic years. Cybersecurity program consists of a total of nine courses taught in third and fourth years, along with one main project. In fifth semester, students are introduced to what is called "Security Mindset" in the course "Introduction to Security". It involves thinking like an adversary to make break things in variety of ways. Along with that students are exposed to security at application level through the course "Software Application Security". In sixth semester, students are taught about security from a computing system and network view in courses "Software Systems Security" and "Network Security". Along with that they are introduced to how AI can be use for as a tool for detecting and thwarting security attacks. In seventh semester, students are exposed to various aspects of Internet Security in course "Internet Security", how to defend information systems in course "Securing Information Systems", taught how to find evidence in crimes in course "Computer Forensics"; "Cybersecurity Threat Management" course teaches them about how to handle a security threat when one happens.
AI is the biggest opportunity of today, Cybersecurity is the biggest threat to companies. With growing digital revolution, all companies, small and large are looking for Cybersecurity professionals to guard their systems and information. Learn Cybersecurity and be ready to defend the ever growing cyberworld of tomorrow.