NIIT, EC Council to train 15,000 ethical hackers

NIIT, EC Council to train 15,000 ethical hackers

NIIT is offering three months course on ethical hacking and information security which include a certification from EC council. With rising incidents of cyberattacks on individuals, government and enterprises, IT training firm NIIT has joined hands with EC Council to skill up to 15,000 people over the next 3 years on ethical hacking. A recent report on ethical hacking reveals that India got lost nearly USD 8 billion in cybercrime incidents of 2011. There is a need of cyber security due to the high increase of internet penetration. The report also indicates that at present only 22000 professionals are working in cyber security and there is a need of 4 lakh professionals in the country.

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