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Cyber security programme expanded by Microsoft to skill Indians

The cyber security sector in India will have an estimated 1.5 million job vacancies by 2025

Microsoft has announced to expand its cyber security skills campaign to additional 23 countries, which includes India, with new targeted investments. The step has been taken in a bid to reduce the skill gap in the cyber-security field.

According to the tech giant, along with these countries, India has an elevated cyber-threat risk, coupled with a significant gap in their cyber security workforces both in terms of number of professionals employed in cyber-security vs. demand, as well as a lack of diversity.

“In India, we’re building off our existing CyberShikshaa programme, which is helping break down the gender divide in the cyber-security field”, said the company.

The cyber security sector in India will have an estimated 1.5 million job vacancies by 2025. Even as cyber-security job growth is projected to grow by 32 per cent by 2028, this represents a 42 per cent talent shortage, according to the country’s Labour Bureau.

“The demand is there, but more must be done to meet it; most higher-education and technical institutes do not offer cyber-security courses”, said Microsoft.

“Since 2018, we have helped young women with technical training in cyber security with mentoring from industry experts, especially from women leaders in the field, followed by job placement assistance with leading companies”, the tech giant added.

For Governments, businesses and individuals across the world, cyber security continues to be a significant threat.

Representing a 350 per cent increase over an eight-year period, there will be 3.5 million cyber security jobs open globally by 2025, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

“The number of cyber-security attacks around the world is increasing every day, and increasing in complexity as cyber-criminals continue to escalate their activity”, said Microsoft.

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