Cyber security currently has a huge resource crunch, and the optional `Associate Security’ course will be offered from the next semester onwards. Faculty from various colleges have been trained by top-notch IT professionals, including experts from TCS and Wipro. The course has already generated huge interest among stu dents.
“We will be starting the course in the coming semest e r.As many as 55 faculty members from our affiliated colleges have been trained by industry experts for teaching the courses. We will also be offering courses in associate analytics in the broader area of cyber security, keeping in line with the emerging industry demands. Students have shown keen interest in both the courses,” said JNTU registrar N Yadaiah.
The IT industry, meanwhile, sees large employment opportunities in the area. “Day by day, everything is getting digitalized and the need to secure data is also increasing.But there are very few cyber security experts in the country. In the coming years, there are going to be lot of opportunities for students trained in cyber security,” said Sundeep Kumar Mak thala, president, Telangana IT A s s o c i at i o n (TITA).
Current ly, a similar course is avail able in IIIT Hy derabad apart from the CR Rao Advanced Institute of Math ematics Statistics and Computer Science, which introduced a course in `Practical Cryptology’ recently . Cryptology is an advanced area within cyber security and helps in understanding, modelling, designing, developing, testing and validating cryptographic software. The course offered by JNTU, however, will be more basic in nature and will be taught in 30 colleges.