The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and cyber security firm Symantec, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Building cyber security skills. The MoU was signed between R. Chandrashekhar, president, Nasscom and Michael Brown, president and CEO, Symantec.
- Nasscom stated that the Sector Skill Council, Nasscom and DSCI along with Symantec, will focus on developing five prioritised job roles in cyber security along with a master training programme.
- The programme intends to fund the scholarship for 1000 women undertaking the cyber security certification by Nasscom.
- This partnership will enable the industry to map existing and future skills requirements and plug its demand-supply gap. The programme will also focus on developing pioneering models for scaling capacity and enhancing employability through assessments and certifications.
- The demand for the workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million, so the initiative also aims to facilitate internships and placement of the certified candidates.