Ethical hacking training institutes log into Digital India dreams

Rise in cyberattacks, shortage of cybersecurity experts is spawning an ecosystem

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi

However, India still faces a shortage of talent

Nestled somewhere in the shrinking lanes of South Delhi’s Munirka, a small training institute the size of a cybercafé is selling Digital India dreams. For Rs 5,000 per month, you too can land the much-coveted job of an ethical hacker in the central government’s cybersecurity task force. Or so the institute promises. The centre’s name, painted on a small metal board above its main door, announces: “Delhi College for Bright Future in Tech.”
Inside, a small room with eight desktop computers is occupied by 14 students and an instructor. A class on CEH, or certified ethical hacking, is under way.
This centre is one of the several private institutes sprinkled across Delhi’s Ber Sarai, Katwaria Sarai and Munirka localities that offer courses in various aspects of cybersecurity, Web3 services, emerging technologies and so on. These institutes say their courses range from a masters in gaming and metaverse to PG

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First Published: Apr 28 2023 | 3:23 PM IST

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