• India’s #4 University and
    Research Institute*

    *NIRF 2023

  • 6 Months Executive Friendly
  • 120 Hours Hands-on
  • 4 Days Campus Visit
    at IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur C3i Edge

  • Ranked among top 4 engineering
    colleges by NIRF 2023
  • Ranked among top 4 Technical
    Institutes by ARIIA - 2021
  • Hosts C3iHub - India’s leading Cyber Security Research Centre
  • Collaborates with global Cyber security CoEs (Israel and USA)
  • Home to 20+ successful and award-winning incubated startups

IIT Kanpur (IITK) is a global trailblazer of computer science and cyber security Research and Education in India. Established in 1959, IITK is one of the premier institutions in the country, known for its cutting-edge education, conducting original and high-standard research, and providing leadership in technological innovation. The institute took its pioneering steps towards Cyber Security by setting up C3iHub (Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense of Critical Infrastructures), India’s first research centre whose mission is to research, educate, train, and also spawn startups to create technological safeguards to protect critical infrastructure. The center is also engaged in an international collaboration with Israel and the USA to develop world-class research in the field of cyber security.

Early bird Scholarship Closing on June 30th


Award Winning Faculty


Dr. Sandeep Shukla

Professor and Joint Director - C3iHub, IITK

Expertise: Cyber Security of Cyber-Physical Systems, Blockchain, Embedded Systems Design & Co-design, Networked Embedded Systems, Network Application Design, Embedded Software Engineering

  • Award-winning Professor, EEE Fellow and an ACM distinguished scientist.
  • He earlier led the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IITK.



Dr. Manindra Agarwal

Professor, Department of Computer Science
and Engineering, IITK

Expertise: Computational Complexity Theory, Computational Number Theory and Algebra

  • Served as Deputy Director at IITK for three years from 2017 - 2020.
  • Designed the first deterministic algorithm for testing if a number is prime.



Rohit Negi

Lead Engineer & Security Architect and Security Operations
Lead - C3iHub, IITK

Expertise: Industrial Automation, Critical Infrastructures

  • Holds over 8 years of experience specializing in industrial automation.
  • Published research papers on industrial cyber-physical systems.



Anand Handa

Project Executive Officer - C3iHub, IITK

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.



Dr. S. Venkatesan

Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology,
IIIT Allahabad Head, C3iHub IoT Security Lab

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.


High Impact Format

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

The Expanding Frontier
of Cybersecurity

  • "India to have over 1.5 m unfulfilled job vacancies in cybersecurity by 2025." business-line-logo
  • "Cyber Security Market to Cross $433.6 Billion Revenue by 2030." cision-logo
  • "India records huge cyber security skills gap,60% companies report unfilled cyber security positions." economic-times-logo
  • "By 2025, worldwide 45% organizations will have experienced attacks on their software supply chains." gartner-logo
  • 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

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.

  • “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.” yourstory-logo
  • “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.”

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.

IIT Kanpur Campus Visit

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

  • Introduction
  • Concluding Lecture & Direction for Presentations

  • Recon
  • Resource Development

  • Initial Access
  • Execution
  • Persistance

  • Privilege Escalation
  • Defense Evasion
  • Credential Access
  • Discovery
  • Lateral Movement
  • Collection
  • Command & Control
  • Exfilteration
  • Impact

  • 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
  • Platform Monitoring

  • Evict & restore

  • Honeypot

  • Cloud Security
  • IOT Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Android
  • ICS & Critical Infrsatructure

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Capstone Projects

  • Network based Intrusion
    Detection System (NIDS)
  • Host-based Intrusion
    Detection System (HIDS)
  • Honeypot
  • Memory
  • Secure Inventory
  • Application Communication
    Protocol Testing Tool
  • Application
  • Device

Participant Profile

Job Role


Work Experience

From Top Organizations
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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 Indian and Global Locations
  • Allahabad
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chennai
  • Ghaziabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Manipal
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • Delhi
  • Ongole
  • Panvel
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Sikar
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Lagos
  • Melbourne
  • New Jersey
  • Austria

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

Delivery Format

  • Faculty-led Interactive
    Online Sessions
  • Hands-on Learning with
    Virtual Labs
  • Capstone
  • Mentor
  • Hackathons
  • Campus
  • 6 Months Executive
    Friendly Program
  • *Dates will be decided keeping the safety of participants in mind. Fees will be based on actuals.

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Application and Enrollment

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    Complete Enrollment

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Who should join this Cyber Security Certification Course

Ideal Profile

  • Current and /aspiring Cyber Security professionals across India and abroad
  • Graduate and Diploma holders with relevant background and 1+ years experience

coding-experienceCoding experience is mandatory

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

  • Empower team to monitor and secure company's

  • Manage operations, budgets for company’s security infrastructure.


Cyber Security Advanced Certification Fee

Application Fee

Program Fee ₹2,50,000 Program Fee with Scholarship ₹1,87,500 eligible Check my eligibility for the scholarship

Campus visit fee to be borne by the candidate and paid on absolute

(18% GST extra as applicable)

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Fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Modes of payment available

  • fintech Internet Banking
  • atm-card Credit/Debit Card
  • upi-payments UPI Payments

Easy Financing Options

12 Month 0% Interest Scheme / Interest-Based Schemes

Financing as low as ₹6,270/Month

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Loan Partners

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  • eduvanz

Program Fee for International Participants $3,125
With Scholarship $2,350

Discuss Financing Options with Program Advisor

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About TalentSprint

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.

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