Union Budget 2020: Cyber Forensics University to bridge skills gap

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Anum Ansari
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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 3, 2020 17:19 IST

With India being the top few countries being hit by cyberattacks globally, cybersecurity is an area of increasing importance for the country.

A national university is being set up for forensic science and cyber forensics in the country as per the Union budget proposal. The cybersecurity industry states that this proposal will address a crucial gap in training cybersecurity professionals.  

Talking about the proposal, Pankit Desai, co-founder, Sequretek, a cyber intelligence firm expressed that it’s a positive move if it becomes a model for training replicable cyber forensics setup. He further added that today each state has its own setup for cybersecurity and there are some universities that have built out capabilities, but there is no standardization in the field. With increased cyber-attacks, the need for a national capability to identify the perpetrators and supporting law enforcement would be welcome.

With India being the top few countries being hit by cyberattacks globally, cybersecurity is an area of increasing importance for the country. The country has a shortage of trained professionals and manpower in the said field.

According to Prashant Bhat, MD Cybersecurity & Privacy, Protiviti India, cyber forensics training is the need of the hour as there is a shortage of trained manpower in this field. A dedicated university will be able to select the right candidates and train them adequately as per the expectations of the business.

Talking about the need for trained professionals in the field of cyber forensics, Trishneet Arora, chief executive officer, TAC Security, said that announcements like these would help in bringing confidence in the sector of cybersecurity in India. With the allocation of Rs. 8000 crore for the National Mission on Quantum Computing and Technology and an indication at the opening of Cyber Forensic University will boost the morale of the Indian players belonging to the cybersecurity space. It will also give them a boost to the further success of Make in India and Digital India flagship campaigns.

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