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2. Award Winning Faculty

Expertise: Industrial Automation, Critical Infrastructures

  • Holds over 8 years of experience specializing in industrial automation.
  • Published research papers on industrial cyber-physical systems.
  • A well-rounded researcher in the cyber defense of ICS and OT layer.
  • Set the testbed for hardware/software in loop testing facility in IITK for critical infrastructures.
  • Published several international research papers and written several book chapters.

Expertise: Network Security, Cloud Computing, Social Network Privacy, Mobile Agent Security, Applied Cryptography, Blockchain

  • Developed a MCQ Conduction and Evaluation portal supporting the online evaluation during Covid'19 outburst.
  • He is a member of the Network Security and Cryptography (NSC) Group, IIITA.
  • Authored several research papers and book chapters.
  • Active member of scientific associations like IEEE, ACM, CRSI and more.
  • Worked on government funded software development projects.

Expertise: Malware Analysis, Image processing, Machine Learning, Computer Vision

  • At C3iHub, Anand works on malware analysis and IDS related projects.
  • He has presented his research work at multiple international conferences.
  • His research publictions are mostly on ML in cyber security and malaware analysis.
  • He is also an instructor for various certification programs conducted by C3iHub.
  • Member of Bureau of Indian Standards and IET IoT Panel (Cybersecurity Group).

3. High Impact Format

  • Interactive Live Sessions With expert faculty from IITK
  • Hands-on Learning With hackathons and virtual labs
  • Mentor Support Interaction with industry practitioners
  • Capstone Projects Supported by IITK faculty and industry mentors
  • Campus visit Experience IITK campus

Cyber Security Market to Cross $433.6 Billion Revenue by 2030.

India records huge cyber security skills gap, 60% companies report unfilled cyber security positions.

By 2025, worldwide 45% organizations will have experienced attacks on their software supply chains

Most In-demand Cyber Security Career Opportunities in 2024

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Incident Response Coordinator
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Security Awareness Trainer
  • Vulnerability Management Specialist
  • Cyber Security Project Manager
  • Penetration Tester
  • Ethical Hacker

What should you expect from the Cyber Security Program?

Accelerate your
professional growth

  • Design defense systems against
    a range of security concerns
  • Fix vulnerabilities and minimize loss
    when breaches occur
  • Coordinate between teams to
    ensure security compliance

Enable your organisation
respond to cyber threats

  • Lead organization's entire
    security infrastructure
  • Empower team to monitor and
    secure company's network
  • Manage operations, budgets for
    company’s security infrastructure.

Cyber Security Advanced Certification Course Overview

Embark on a transformative journey in the field of Cyber Security with the Advanced Certification Program offered by IIT Kanpur in collaboration with TalentSprint. This comprehensive Cyber Security Course is designed for current and aspiring professionals who are keen to explore and exploit the latest trends in Cyber Security Technologies. Through a perfect blend of academic rigor and practical training, this Cyber Security Certification Course equips participants with in-demand skills and empowers them to build world-class expertise.

With a comprehensive curriculum and 120 hours of hands-on training, this program equips participants with essential practical skills required for Cyber Security professionals. Through interactive live online sessions, learners have the opportunity to engage with expert instructors and industry practitioners, creating a dynamic learning environment that fosters knowledge exchange and skill development.

To ensure the application of acquired knowledge, the program incorporates capstone projects that simulate real-world scenarios. Participants can apply their skills and gain practical experience, enhancing their problem-solving abilities and preparing them to address complex Cyber Security challenges. Additionally, a unique aspect of this program is the chance to visit the prestigious IIT Kanpur campus, providing participants with an immersive experience within its academic and technological ecosystem.

Ideal for a wide range of professionals, including current and aspiring Cyber Security experts, tech professionals seeking career advancement or role changes, graduates with relevant backgrounds and at least one year of experience, and diploma holders with relevant backgrounds and a minimum of three years of experience. Exceptional college students may also apply for special selection, enabling them to kickstart their careers in Cyber Security with a reputable certification from IIT Kanpur. Programming knowledge is required

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  • “Combines deep academic rigor with an intense practical hands-on approach. You will learn from the world-class faculty of IIT Kanpur, a global trailblazer in CS Research and Education.”
  • “With IIT Kanpur creating the course structure, its a great solution for anyone who wants to make a career in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense. ”

Cyber Security Course Curriculum that embraces the rigour of a Cyber Security expert


  • 120 Hours Hands-on Program

  • Faculty-led Interactive LIVE classes weekly


  • Introduction
  • Recon
  • Resource Development
  • Initial Access
  • Execution
  • Persistance
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Defense Evasion
  • Credential Access
  • Lateral Movement
  • Collection
  • Command & Control
  • Exfilteration
  • Impact
  • Command & Control
  • Application Hardening
  • Credential Hardening
  • Message Hardening
  • Platform Hardening
  • Platform Monitoring
  • Network Isolation
  • Execution Isolation
  • File Analysis
  • Identifier Analysis
  • Message Analysis
  • Network Traffic Analysis
  • Process Analysis
  • User Behavior Analysis
  • Evict & restore
  • Cloud Security
  • IOT Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Android
  • ICS & Critical Infrsatructure

Capstone Projects

  • Network based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)

  • Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

  • Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

  • Honeypot

  • Memory Forensic

  • Secure Inventory Management

  • Application Communication Protocol Testing Tool

  • Application Control

  • Device Control

Participant Profile

From Diverse Job Roles

System Engineer
Program Manager
SAP Consultant
Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Solution Architect
Chief Technology Officer
South Indian Bank
Primacy Industries
Associate Technical Architecture

From Top Organizations

South Indian Bank
Primacy Industries
Electric Mobility
NTT Data
Nissan Digital
Max Life Insurance
L&T Construction
eSF Labs
Thomson Reuters
Whitehat Jr
Tech Mahindra

From Indian and Global Locations

Abu Dhabi
New Jersey

Projects Presented by Program Alumni

Some exceptional projects were presented by the participants towards the end of the cohort as part of their final submission. It was not only greatly appreciated by the entire faculty but also a comprehensive update with the findings of the projects was recommended to the Government of India.

  • HoneyNet: A system of Honeypots
  • Network Intrusion Detection System
  • Honeypot NIDS & HIDS Deployment in SOC Environment
  • Host Intrusion Detection Engine (HIDE)
  • HoneyPot
  • Automatic Phishing Detection
  • Cyber Security & Cyber Defense Simulator for SMBs
  • Many More..

Delivery Format

  • Faculty-led Interactive Online Sessions
  • Hands-on Learning with Virtual Labs
  • Capstone Projects
  • Mentor Support
  • Hackathons
  • Campus Visit*
  • 6 Months Executive Friendly Program

*Dates will be decided keeping the safety of participants in mind. Fees will be based on actuals.

Who should join this Cyber Security Certification Course

Ideal Profile

  • Current and /aspiring Cyber Security
    professionals across India and abroad
  • Tech professionals seeking a role change
    or career advancement
  • Graduate with relevant background
    and 1+ years experience
  • Diploma with relevant background
    and 3+ years experience
  • Exceptional college students may
    apply for special selection
  • Programming knowledge

Application and Enrollment


Feedback from Program Participants

“The topic coverage, in-depth knowledge of faculty, real-life experiences and hands-on assignments made my learning experience awesome.”
Praveen Pathak, Vice President, Max Life Insurance

“The highlight of the Cyber Security Program was the C3iHub visit. It was unique, something every cyber security enthusiast must experience in life.”
Souvik Haldar, Back-end Developer, Biostrap

“The program gave me a rock-solid foundation of cyber security tools and techniques, required to make the right start towards my career.”
Surendra Gollapudi, Senior Risk Analyst, IBM

“My journey has been great. Meeting professionals in diverse roles, sharing ideas and learning the same from peers, mentor sessions - all of it has been nothing but amazing.”
Kiran Desaraju, Security Analyst, Chromo Healthcare

“The curriculum by IIT Kanpur, exposure to C3iHub and its activities during campus visits, mentor sessions, hands-on learning - everything you need, you will experience here.”
Tanuj Pathak, Senior Consultant, Infosys

Cyber Security Advanced Certification Fee

Details Domestic Participants International Participants
Program Fee
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12-Month 0% EMI available Nominate your Employee to Avail Special Benefits GST as applicable

About TalentSprint

  • 10 Years of
  • 200K Empowered
  • 95% Completion
  • 85 Net Promoter

Established in 2010, TalentSprint (a part of the NSE group) is a global EdTech company offering cutting-edge, deeptech, management programs for early career and experienced professionals, with top institutions/organizations. It creates a highly-skilled niche talent pool to meet new-age industry demands. The company’s digital learning platform ipearl.ai offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. It is also a recipient of various prestigious accolades. Some of the recent ones are:

Education Excellence Award 2022

EdTech Leader of The Year 2023

Best Edtech Company of The Year 2023

Digital Learning Company of The Year 2023

Best Edtech Solution of The Year 2023

Most Breakthrough Product of the Year 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

It is estimated that there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices by 2020. Rapid convergence of Mobility, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing is leading to an explosive increase in security threats and the need for Cyber Defense experts to combat these threats is becoming all the more important.

The demand for such professionals is outstripping supply. Companies need sophisticated responders to defend against the growing threat of cyberattacks. There is a huge talent crunch and 59% of the companies have vacant positions suggesting a cumulative global shortfall of 1.5 million such professionals.

The Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense by IIT Kanpur is designed for current or aspiring Cyber Security professionals who are passionate about exploring disruptions in Cyber Security technology. The program combines deep academic rigor with an intense practical hands-on approach to equip participants to master in-demand skills and capabilities relevant to the domain. The program is taught by the faculty at IIT Kanpur, ranked highly by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019.

TalentSprint with its deep understanding of the industry, access to industry experts, and a state of the art technology platform has been chosen by IIT Kanpur as the right partner for this program.

  • A trailblazer in Computer Science Research and Education
  • Hosts C3iHub, India’s #1 Cyber Security research center at IIT Kanpur
  • Experts globally recognized for contribution to Cyber Security and Cyber Defense
  • Ranked among top engineering colleges by NIRF 2019
  • Collaborates with global centers of excellence (Israel and USA) in Cyber Security
  • Built on World-class Academic Research Culture

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the cyber security threat landscape. There has been a surge in Work from Home, triggered by this pandemic. Our home networks are far more vulnerable than enterprise networks. As usual, cybercriminals are bound to exploit it. Since the beginning of the crisis, nearly 2000 malicious coronavirus-themed websites have been set up every day.

The writing on the wall is clear. Even after the crisis, companies who have discovered value in the gig economy will continue to operate a significant part of their workforce from home. Hence the need for cyber security expertise becomes apparent.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, new high-profile cyber attacks seem to constantly flood news headlines. No wonder the need for cyber security professionals is urgent and daunting. Besides, the world’s transition towards aggressive digitization has also marked cyber security as one of the biggest threats to the economy over the next decade. India has reported a hike in attacks (on IoT deployments) by 22% in the country.

Cyber security is one of the most in-demand skills, trending in the job market today. And studies point out that there will be nearly 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021. India alone has reported over 67,000 job openings. Companies are looking forward to professionals with an ability to build a viable cyber-resilient organization.

The Advanced Certification Program in Cyber Security and Cyber Defense is designed to provide an opportunity for aspiring and working professionals to exploit the latest trends in Cyber Security Technologies. Going by the new reality of continued WFH pattern for professionals, the time is right to get armed with cyber security knowledge for today and hereafter.