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Chitkara University has collaborated with Quick Heal Academy with an objective of increasing Cyber Security professionals in the industry and has introduced specialization in Cyber Security for CSE students after 4th semester.

Program Overview

Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cyber security and physical security. This program is specially designed by the domain experts to bridge the gap between Academia and the Industry. The program specifically helps the students to attain a better understanding of Cyber Security as a subject as well as the need / demand of the corporate world. It is well understood that cyber space or the digital world has overshadowed the concepts of information technologies as depicted in late 20th century.

The ever-changing and evolving nature of technologies left none sector untouched and therefore to keep up with the pace of changing technology one needed to be UPGRADED with advanced and refined skills in the domain.

This program will provide students a better understanding of the Concepts of cyber security vis-à-vis practical application of the knowledge so acquired. The conceptual knowledge of the domain experts with the exposure to practical implementation on actual project would enhance the skills of the students. Accordingly, providing a better platform to seek a prosperous career in the flied of cyber security.

The main highlights of the program is that it covers concepts of network security and their actual implementation in the real-life scenarios. During this program students learn to secure IT infrastructure of an organization or may design a well secure IT Architecture, how seek vulnerabilities in the networks and how to exploit or avert such exploits to prevent organization from any cyber breaches.

The hands-on experience on the technological aspects of Cyber Forensics will allow the students to strengthen and master their skills. The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it.
Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law.
This program also provides the advance training on Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering. The program explores malware analysis tools and techniques that help IT admins, security analysts and other such professionals acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect computer systems. The program provides a deep understanding of malware capabilities that can help individuals and businesses develop threat intelligence, respond to security incidents, and defend future threats.

The expertise in the domain of network security, Cyber forensics, Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering and concepts of Cyber law will enable students to choose and explore future avenues as per their interest and new developed skills in the Domain.

Quick Heal Academy is a division of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Quick Heal Technologies Limited is one of the leading providers of security software products and solutions in India. The company’s portfolio includes solutions under the widely recognized brand names ‘Quick Heal’ and ‘SEQRITE’ across various operating systems and devices. Since its incorporation, more than 24.5 million licenses of its products have been installed and Quick Heal has over 8 million active licenses spread across more than 80 countries (as on 30th June 2017).

Career Opportunities

It is estimated that India will require five lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 to support its fast growing internet economy as per an estimate by the union ministry of information technology. The financial sector alone is expected to hire over 2 lakh people while telcos, utility sectors, power, oil & gas, airlines, government (law & order and e-governance) will hire the rest. The country’s information security market is expected to grow by 18% to reach Rs 1,415 crore in 2013. Despite a continuing economic slowdown cyber security would continue on an upward trajectory, reaching $86 billion in 2016, up from $60 billion in 2012.

All graduating engineers with specialization in Cyber Security may find excellent placements in research-oriented industries and top ranking global companies and may start their career as:

Cyber Security Specialist Security Software Developer Cyber Forensics planning and expansion specialist
Security Architect Security Network Engineer Cyber forensics malware analyst /examiner/engineer
Risk Analyst Security Network Engineer Cyber Security Architect
Cyber Operations Analyst Security Analyst Cyber security administrator
Cyber Threats Analyst Security Consultant Intelligence analyst
System Administrator Cyber Forensics Solutions Architect/Tech Consultant Information Security Analyst
Expert at Antivirus firms Computer and Information system manager Network security analyst