M.Tech – 2 year
M.Tech – INR 450,000
About the Program
REVA Academy for Corporate Excellence, REVA University, IBM and AforeCybersec Technology Pvt. Ltd, a premier service provider in cybersecurity solutions jointly offer a one year/ two-year PGD/MTech in Cybersecurity program for fast-rising working professionals integrating next-generation tools, technologies, simulators, global industry certifications and much more.
Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) conducted by (ISC)2 has predicted that the world will face a shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers by 2022. More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74% over the past five years (Steve Morgan, Cybersecurity ventures). India emerges as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam, and ransomware. The impetus of this program is to cater to this rising demands for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals for the global market.
This unique program is designed and delivered by the industry experts and focus on providing in-depth knowledge and skills on Incident Management, SOC operations, Identity and Access management etc. The program will extensively run in the virtual environment provided by Cyber Range tool incorporating real-time scenario-based learning.
AforeCybersec is a ISO 27001:2018 certified organization in to the business of providing managed security services. Its services are enabled on security and threat intelligence layers and aligned to meaningful business contexts.
Aforecybersec has a state of the art Incident response and advisory platform, specialized offerings for Industrial Control Systems, capable of handling IT and OT environments along with robust visualization and analytical capabilities with 24/7 services to monitor, detect, investigate and prevent potential security risks for its customers.
Data Security Council of India (DSCI), is a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM®, committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy. To further its objectives, DSCI engages with governments and their agencies, regulators, industry sectors, industry associations and think tanks for policy advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach activities.
To strengthen thought leadership in cyber security and privacy, DSCI develops best practices and frameworks, publishes studies, surveys and papers. It builds capacity in security, privacy and cyber forensics through training and certification program for professionals and law enforcement agencies and engages stakeholders through various outreach initiatives including events, awards, chapters, consultations and membership programs. DSCI also endeavours to increase India’s share in the global security product and services market through global trade development initiatives. These aim to strengthen the security and privacy culture in India.
Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on Security Innovation assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – including Web applications, IoT devices, and the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only authentic environment to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the software layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA.
This is a 100% outcome driven / skill based program designed for working professionals to enhance their career in mid and senior positions in security-related areas. Hence, the program is completely practical and lab-based using either proprietary or open software used in the Cybersecurity market today.
Exclusive Cyber Range as Simulator:
Cyber Range is an infrastructure deployed to reproduce a real infrastructure – like a test lab – in order to train your team(s) to defend against cyber-attacks scenarios. The participants will get access to this virtual environment on cyber warfare scenarios throughout the program. A Cyber Range is composed of 4 teams:
Security Operations Centre (SOC)
The participants of the program will get to work with a live Security Operations Center (SOC), providing real-time experience in detecting, analysing and responding to cybersecurity incidents using a combination of technology solutions and a strong set of processes.
At the end of the program the participants will be able to:
- Identify and assess security risk, perform risk analysis and uncover potential vulnerabilities
- Protect the enterprise IT assets and develop policies and procedures
- Monitor and detect threats
- Establish a robust response plan
- Recover, restore and prevent future attacks
The participants will get access to 24 /7 support through a Learning Management system (LMS) which will provide pre-class readings, in-class resources, recorded videos of contact sessions and various other module related contents. Module assessments will be continuous and will include, in-class projects, end-module projects, presentations, and simulations.
The program office will constantly monitor each of the participants’ progression and help them in identifying the areas of improvements and arrange customized training if required. Each participant will get an industry mentor whose role is to help the participants to improve their learning and placement opportunities. The program office will also help in career guidance, resume building and lateral placements.
Cross Industry Global Certification
Mastery Badge Certification in Security Intelligence Analyst with QRadar
IBM QRadar SIEM provides deep visibility into the network, user and application activity. It provides collection, normalization, correlation, and secure storage of events, flows, asset profiles and vulnerabilities. QRadar SIEM classifies suspected attacks and policy violations as offenses. Extensive lab exercises are provided to allow participants an insight into the routine work of an IT Security Analyst operating on IBM QRadar SIEM platform.
Based on successful completion of the program, the participants will receive a Mastery level Digital Badge from IBM which is a cross-industry global recognition of technical skills as a Security Analyst.
NASSCOM DSCI Certification
“Security Analyst” Certification from NASSCOM DSCI is integrated into the program, which is a widely recognized industry certification. The certification will provide the participants the following skills:
- Coordinate responses to information security incidents
- Contribute to managing information security
- Install and configure information security devices
- Contribute to information security audits etc.
Sandeep Vijayaraghavan K
Founder, Director, and CEO ,AforeCybersec
Sandeep Vijayaraghavan K
An innovative cybersecurity lead and a network security professional with 17 years of experience, Sandeep has successfully delivered several projects on different domains for clients from IT/ITeS, Telecom, BFSI, and Government sectors. A crisis resolution expert with wide exposure in architecting infrastructure security solutions, he is a specialist in developing and implementing Security Operations Centre (SOC) strategies and IT Information Security and incident management solutions for enterprise customers. Sandeep is a cybersecurity forensics expert, with deep insight on Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Big Data security analytics, visualization and storage and endpoint detection and response systems. He has established Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) framework for leaders in power, energy, oil and gas sectors. A certified ethical hacker, Sandeep holds several industry recognitions, including CCIE, CISSP, RSA Envision, RSA DLP and RSA Archer eGRC Consultant, Radware and Websense certifications. With his deep knowledge and business expertise, Sandeep also has been a successful mentor at NIIT Limited and AITS for last five years, specializing in the field of cybersecurity.
Ram Kumar G
CISM, CRISC, CEH, CPISI, BCCE
Ram Kumar G
Ram is a senior Information Security professional serving a leading healthcare major. His 17-year corporate stint includes setting up Information Security programs from the ground up in few multi-national companies across BFSI, IT/ITES, ISP, Media & Entertainment and Healthcare industry verticals. His core expertise extends across
Information Security, Corporate Security, Data Privacy and Business Continuity domains. Ram is a published author and his book “Cyber Crimes – A Primer on Internet Threats and Email Abuses” has been published by Viva Books, New Delhi in 2006 and re-published in 2010 and 2013. Ram serves as a Mentor for the corporate programs in Cybersecurity (PG Diploma / MS / MTech) at REVA University. Detailed career profile available at www.linkedin.com/in/gramkumar
CTO, Chief of Strategy, AforeCybersec
Vikas is a high-performance cybersecurity consulting, risk management and governance, data protection, threat management and digital forensics expert. He has more than 17 years of experience in setting up end-to-end cybersecurity management framework for several industries, including information and communication technology, financial, retail, energy, oil and gas, telecommunication, transportation, healthcare, utilities and government sectors. Apart from India, Vikas is responsible for facilitating Security Operations Centre architecture, cyber defence operations and security intelligence strategies for enterprise customers in China, United States, United Kingdom, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific regions. Additionally, he has been successful in the delivery of SOC architecture with service rollout as offerings in MSP environment for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. With his strong background in cybersecurity risk management, Vikas has been instrumental in championing the regulatory and compliance audits for healthcare, telecom, and banking sectors. A keen learner, he has several industry certifications to his credit, including CISSP, CISM, CRISC, DFCP, CEH and GICSP credentials.
Manager, PwC India
Aditya Jain is an ex Nation State Information Security Specialist with the Cybersecurity services of PwC in Delhi, India. Aditya has 9 years of experience working in the banking, financial services, energy, automobile, government, military, telecom, and utilities sectors in penetration testing. He has extensive experience performing web, network and mobile penetration tests. Aditya has worked with nation state in past as a black hat and comes with vast experience in red team operations and black box penetration testing.
Some of his career highlights includes performing a black box penetration testing for a Nation State against anti-social elements, compromising cyber intelligent units and intelligence gathering, performing airport red team operations on the airline network and RFID based attacks for the ground staff communication to the airplane and car api penetration testing for international car brand to evaluate security risk for a user utilizing car api services for personalized use.
“In my experience of setting up multiple security operation centers across industries including for my own business at AforeCybersec Technology Pvt. Ltd., well trained and industry ready talent availability is a consistent challenge. Rapid developments in cyber threats, digital transformations in business and technology along with regulatory requirements today are driving the need for organizations to invest in and deploy security infrastructures leading to exponential growth of the cybersecurity industry and hence the need for skilled workforce. REVA University has been instrumental in identifying this need and our alliance is working towards bridging this very skill gap.
“The methodology deployed in imparting the degree course in cyber security is as niche as the course itself. It involves the use of a highly simulated environment which gives the students an opportunity to experience real cyber-attack scenarios and ways to mitigate them accordingly leading to improved learning quality. REVA University provides the best in breed classroom infrastructure facilities to augment this learning experience. ”
“The industry mandates that cybersecurity professionals today have both, technical credentials such as degrees in engineering as well as awareness of industry frameworks and protocols. The cybersecurity degree course for working professionals provides in depth training in governance models, industry standards and industry drivers which will be essential in creating some of the most responsible, aware and successful security professionals for the country. The course is designed to upskill existing professionals from technical fields to open up avenues for entering this exciting industry of cyber threat detection, mitigation and management. ”
Indian organizations are facing a mammoth challenge is beefing up their cybersecurity arsenal due to lack of talent pool around. The Indian market has a plethora of job opportunities with about more than 50,000 jobs including the C-segment leadership which can shoulder the weight of overall information security of an organization. The required skillsets are analytics, secured devops, advance penetration testing and incident management. This course brings out exactly the required skillset and makes the contender market ready.
Min 50% in UG Program
M.Tech – INR 450,000