MUMBAI: A spate of recent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya has led corporate India scrambling to hire cyber-security experts to protect their IT systems.
Demand for graduates specialising in cyber security has shot up to an alltime high, and universities and educational institutes are introducing these programmes to cater to the growing requirements.
Students from the 2017 batch of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar with degrees such as M. Tech in Cyber Security Incident Response and M.Sc. in Digital Forensics Information Assurance received 70 offers from companies such as Reliance Industries, EY, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, Adobe and Axis Bank. Last year, only 30 students were placed.
“The demand for cyber-security specialists has shot up so much after the recent spate of cyber-attacks that six companies have already rolled out