The third cohort of the 10-month Post Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program has begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is regarded as the world’s number one university by QS World Rankings, 2022, and is connected with 98 Nobel laureates. Since its start in December 2021, the program has recruited over 100 participants in three months and intends to satisfy the growing need for cybersecurity-trained employees.
According to an IBM (2021) analysis, India had the second-highest number of cyberattacks in the Asia-Pacific area. According to the State of Cybersecurity, ISACA, 2021, 32% of Indian firms reported experiencing greater cyberattacks in 2021 than the previous year. According to Forbes (2021), the cybersecurity industry is expected to be valued at roughly USD 403 billion through 2027, with the yearly estimated cost of cybercrime to the global economy reaching USD 10.5 trillion by 2025.
The Post Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed to give professionals a holistic experience, with a mix of live weekly sessions and recorded lectures from worldwide instructors and industry experts. The program structure also includes applying learnings to real-world scenarios, making it ideal for mid-and senior-level professionals who have excelled in cybersecurity and want to upskill as leaders in cybersecurity strategies to improve their organization’s preparedness and response to cyberattacks. The program is also appropriate for recent graduates and early-career workers with or without prior experience in the IT area who want to concentrate on cybersecurity and further their careers with a certificate from an internationally known university. Learners also benefit from individualized feedback and career counseling, as well as increased networking possibilities. Learners who successfully complete the program will get a certificate of completion from MIT xPRO.
Keri Pearlson, Program Faculty and Executive Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS), commented on the program’s third cohort’s launch, saying, “The role of cybersecurity has evolved in recent times, with corporates adopting emerging technologies such as AI, ML, big data, IoT, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and robotics, amongst others.” By 2025, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. To fulfill the increasing need for skilled professionals, the MIT xPRO Cybersecurity program has been developed to cover both defensive and offensive elements of cybersecurity. We are excited to expand MIT xPRO’s worldwide partnership with Emeritus by bringing this program to India, and the commencement of the third cohort will enable more Indian professionals to be industry-ready in the realm of cybersecurity.” A mid-career Cyber Security Analyst with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of ₹7.4 Lakhs per year, while a Senior Cyber Security Analyst with 10-20 years of experience earns an average salary of ₹16.5 Lakhs per year.
The program begins on March 31, 2022, with a USD 3,500 charge and various payment choices, as well as discounts for successive enrollments. Emeritus, a worldwide pioneer in making high-quality education accessible and cheap, is providing the program. It provides a digital-first, seamless learning and high engagement experience.