99 Percent Of Indian IT Engineers Lack Secure Programming Skills

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 13:50 Hrs
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Mumbai:  Spelling alarm for the country's corporate and defense establishments, a recent survey shows that less than one percent of Indian IT students are skilled in secure programming.

The survey-cum-test "The Talent Crisis in InfoSec" was was conducted by EC-Council, a global leader in InfoSec certifications and training.

Unveiling the findings, EC-Council president Jay Bavisi said that a mere 13 percent ofengineering students were found trainable in the InfoSec domain, with nearly 86 percent unskilled even in its basics.

"The world is recognizing vulnerabilities, leading to cyber threats and attacks. India holds a key position in the global IT and IT-enabled services map. Every country is taking steps towards building a talent pipeline towards a secure future and we urge Indian industry and academia to address the concerns to retain their leadership in the domain," Bavisi said.

Cyber security has emerged as a top concern for economies the world over, as incidents of cyber hacking, espionage, and terror attacks are on the rise.

Recent reports peg the losses of the global economy at around $110 billion due to cyber threats, with India contributing around eight billion dollars to this, he said.

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