To help bridge the huge cyber security skill gap in the country, Skill Cube a company based in India and the Netherlands, announced its partnership with NASSCOM, a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing Industry, as its Licensed Training Partner (LTP) in Gurugram at their corporate office.
The cyber security academy was inaugurated by the chief guest Michiel Bierkens, Head of Economic Cluster, Netherland Embasssy, New Delhi along with the guest of honour Dr. Sandhya Chintala, VP, NASSCOM and Executive Director, IT-ITes Sector Skill Council.
Mr. Bierkens in his inauguration speech said, “Initiatives from the Netherlands and India to make digitally safe world is ongoing”. The two countries are all set to bolster their relations by enhancing cooperation in cyber security. The launch of cyber security academy by Skill Cube is a showcase of their dedication towards making the skill development goal.
During her speech, Dr. Chintala mentioned that the “Future digital landscape will be governed by Internet of everything, cloud computing, automation, and artificial intelligence”. To ensure adequate data protection, series of steps need to be undertaken in the cyber security domain, including skill development. I am very happy to announce our partnership with Skill Cube for scaling up cyber security skill development initiatives in the country.” According to NASSCOM report, India will need more than one million cyber security workforce by 2020.
With a great intention to compliment the Digital India & Skill India mission, Skill Cube, founded in 2012, has been continually focused to bridge the cyber security talent gap amongst various stakeholders – Students, Academia, Industry, and Government. The launch of Cyber Security Academy is a commitment towards cyber security capacity building.
Mr. Saurabh Agarwal, Founder & Managing Director said, ” Being in the cyber security skilling space for more than four years, we have our targets clear on scaling up business operations at national and international level. The formal launch of CSA reinstates our commitment towards delivering meaningful long term career opportunities to our target audience in the cyber security space. Our partnership with NASSCOM will definitely provide a unique platform to widen our outreach, make people aware of cyber security & fill the required skill gap in the years to come.”