Nasscom today signed an MoU with cyber security solutions major Symantec as part of an initiative to develop skilled and certified cyber security professionals.
The programme will also focus on developing pioneering models for scaling up capacity and enhancing employability through assessments and certifications, he said.
Symantec President and CEO Michael A Brown underscored the importance of cyber security, given a rise in targeted attacks aimed at Indian enterprises and consumers.
The initiative will facilitate internships and placement of certified candidates, and is an extension in India of the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), a programme launched last year to attract and train young adults and women in cyber security.
With the global IT Security market estimated to be USD 77 billion in 2015 and grow at over 8 per cent annually, Nasscom has been working towards building capacity for the sector.
Recently, Nasscom and Data Security Council of India launched the Nasscom Cyber Security Task Force to help build India as a global hub for providing cyber security solutions, developing cyber security R&D plan and developing a skilled workforce of experts.