As per media reports, the Indian cyber security space requires 5 lakh professionals by 2015. In the present cyber security environment, having good cyber security professionals on its side would be a good option for India.
Unfortunately, we do not have enough qualitative cyber security professionals in India. Even other nations are struggling hard to retain cyber security talent. However, there seems to be a communication gap and mismatched employment policy between good cyber security professionals and the nations and organisations looking for them.
I have seen a strange phenomenon in this regard. Those who have talent are never retained by governments and those having lesser expertise somehow lands up on government employment roster. It seems networking and links play a dominant role while engaging cyber security professionals.
Even our educational institutions are not producing qualitative cyber security professionals. India has also not adopted the distance learning and online education culture as well.
For instance, we have a single techno legal online cyber security training and skill development institution in India. It is managed by Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB). The techno legal cyber security trainings and courses of PTLB are available through its virtual campus.