Now, a new programme to address cyber security in India
India is considered to be a leader in information technology. But this assumption stands demolished after a finding a humiliating truth that the country ranks poor at error handling on the internet.
India, the finding claims, faces a huge talent deficit in information security.
The survey carried out by the EC-Council, one of the world's largest certification bodies for information security professionals, is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills.
To address this talent crisis, Ecommerce has announced the launch of iLabs, a first of its kind, virtualised cyber security training platform providing round the clock access to cyber learning materials, a virtual private cloud for every student, available to students based anywhere in the country with just a simple access to the internet.
iLabs is a range of pre-configured virtual machines that allows students to get practical and hands-on experience in concepts and methodologies taught in EC-Council IT security certification courses.
Students can apply their skills to work with vulnerabilities, exploits, tools and scripts to practice and test, in a safe, fully functional virtual cloud.
The course includes state-of-the-art 'Open Environment' allowing students to launch a complete live range, including Backtrack, Microsoft Windows Servers, Microsoft Windows Desktops, as well as various Linux and Unix based machines with preconfigured target and victim machines in addition to attack machines.
iLabs is making all the above and much more available with no instructors or administrative interactions, thereby, giving each student 100 per cent control over the training environment.
"India needs to gear up against the cyber plague every single day and one of the best ways is through secure coding and hacking education. Preparing the next generation is perhaps the best step towards achieving our goal.iLabs is one such platform that will get students and professionals to address and solve vulnerabilities in cyber security skills. With immediate effect, this program will be available with all our partners across India," says Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council at the launch of iLabs in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Expostulating the benefits of iLabs, Steven Graham, VP- North America, EC-Council, said "We at EC- Council believe in revolutionizing the InfoSec space globally. Practical knowledge is what determines the skills of an individual and we feel it was time to offer an opportunity like this in India. There is no shortage of enthusiastic learners in India and we want them to develop the skills that will benefit the industry of tomorrow."
EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world's largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard.
(Posted on 20-02-2014)