Symantec, NASSCOM to boost cyber security jobs

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NASSCOM in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and Symantec on Monday launched the National Occupational Standards for ten cyber security job roles with the corresponding Qualification Packs (QP).

Several other organizations across IT/ITeS, Financial services and Consultancy Advisory services have provided necessary feedback and guidance to define the ten new job roles and Qualification Packs (QPs).

Symantec, a security software company, has instituted scholarships to 1,000 women undertaking the cyber security certification by SSC NASSCOM. Last year, the organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the launch of Cyber Security Skill Development Initiative.

Sanjay Rohatgi, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec said: “Building the next generation of cyber professionals is key to securing India’s critical information infrastructure, battling cybercrime and making the ‘Digital India’ initiative successful.”

The launch of the ten qualification packs/job roles focuses on streamlining the cyber security skills development initiative, and also enhances the relevance and standards for talent development in the cyber Security community within India.

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