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Nasscom signs MOU with Symantec for building skilled cyber security professionals

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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.

Source: ET

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