Whizhack Technologies, a cyber security firm, has launched the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Cyber Security in collaboration with educational institutions in India.
“We are excited to start our CoEs with leading academic institutions to provide faculties and students with path-breaking research and skilling infrastructure to succeed in today’s digital world,” said Kaushik Ray, Co-Founder & COO of Whizhack Technologies.
“As advanced cyber-attacks explode, our empowered institutions will defend cyberspace in India and the World’, he added.
Due to the increasing use of technology across businesses and in our daily lives, cybersecurity attacks and threats are rising daily. These attacks can take many forms, such as malware, phishing scams, and ransomware, and can have serious consequences for both individuals and organizations.
The demand for cybersecurity experts continues to grow at a faster pace than the supply. The shortage of cybersecurity professionals can create significant challenges for organizations, as they may struggle to find the talent they need to protect their networks and systems.
There have been efforts to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals through education and training programs, such as those offered by universities, community colleges, and professional organizations.
Additionally, some organizations are working to retain and develop the cybersecurity professionals they have by providing ongoing training and career development opportunities.
“I have come across multiple media reports which are pretty ironic. In a year of global recession and job cuts, over 83% of enterprises are not finding the right skill sets for filling cyber security positions leading to over 3.5 million vacancies”, said Kaushik Ray.
In the Whizhack Center of Excellence (CoE), the firm will deploy its homemade cybersecurity products like TRACE, WhizRange, and ZeroHack. In addition, CoEs will enable regional consulting, projects, and market-ready specialists to address the critical shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
The CoE partner Universities will be given the Anchor University tag and work on the Hired-Trained-Deployed model.
Selected schools for CoE will incorporate India’s 1st Multi-leveled Teenager Program that is exclusively curated to inspire teenagers to combat online attacks and pave a career pathway in Cyber Security, the world’s highest growth industry.