Launch of new Cyber Defense Competency Center to bring global cyber security best practices to Indian professionals

With the Digital India initiative in full throttle, there is also an increasingly heightened threat of cyber attacks facing Indian organizations. Valuable enterprise and national data must be protected. The partnership between Sypris, TalentSprint, and Atlantis will bring world class experiential learning to the Indian market.

Mumbai, 30thSeptember 2015: TalentSprint, India’s leading Career Accelerator for Youth in association with Atlantis Analytics and Sypris Electronics, today announced the launch of Cyber Defense Competency Center, that will cater to cyber education, skills, and analytical needs of the organizations in cyber security arena.

The launch event held in Hyderabad was presided over by Shri E S L Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman NASSCOM, and other prominent dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Brian Maguire, VP, Sypris Electronics, said “These are exciting times to be entering the Indian market. We are thrilled to partner with organizations that are relentlessly working to mobilize and rapidly close existing skill gap of trained cyber security professionals”.

Mr. Ranjeet Mishra, CEO, Atlantics Analytics, added, “We see a huge potential in addressing workforce skills gap in cyber security, given that targeted attacks aimed at Indian enterprises and consumers are on the rise.  This partnership will focus on developing pioneering models for scaling up capacity and enhancing employability through assessments and certifications”.

Dr. Santanu Paul, CEO and MD of TalentSprint further added, “We are fully committed to empowering 1 million professionals by 2020. This partnership will play a pivotal role in attaining this vision and bringing world class cyber defense practices and experiential learning to the Indian talent ecosystem”.

With internet becoming critical to businesses across sectors, the need for a powerful cyber security system, that is equipped to deal with complex internet crimes, cannot be overemphasized. According to a report, India will need 1 million cyber security professionals by 2020.