Pune: Department of Information Technology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Engineering – BV(DU)COE, Pune ,has organized a Faculty Development Program on Ethical Hacking and Security on 3rd, 4th and 5th December 2018 at Katraj Campus.

38 Faculties and researchers from 5 Universities and 21 institutes are participating in this FDP. Dr. Anand Bhalerao, felicitated the resource persons. Dr. Sandeep Vanjale, Head of Department, Information Technology, welcomed the candidates attending the training.

Ethical hacking is a way of objectively analyzing an organization’s data security structure. Realizing the importance of Ethical hacking in today’s digital era, this FDP was planned.

The resource persons are experts in software development and training in the field of implementation and tools used for Ethical Hacking.

The training consists of 6 sessions comprising of informative sessions to introduce concepts followed by hands on sessions to implement and practice the learned concepts. Participants will also introduced to available tools and use of these tools for testing the security of organization and data.

“NASSCOM estimated the need for about 80,000 ethical hackers while in a year only 15,000 of them are skilled, thus, creating a deficit of about 65,000 ethical hackers in the field” ,said Dr Anand Bhalerao, Principal and Dean, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Engineering, Pune,in this FDP.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the Faculty Development Program on Ethical Hacking and security organized by Department of Information Technology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Engineering, Pune (BV(DU) COE).

He further mentioned, the global cost of hacks, breaches and DDoS attacks will reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Today, corporations and organizations across all sectors face millions of attacks each day, which cost more than $1 billion in losses annually he said. As the threat posed by cyber crime increases, businesses now invest more than ever in training, technology and skills — global cyber spending is predicted to reach $1 trillion by 2021. He further said, this being the global scenario, coming up with Digital India, 94% of companies perceive cyber crime as the major threat to business out of which 78% do not even have a cyber-incident response plan and urgently need White-hat hackers to secure their systems.

Given the scenario, ethical hacking has been the top job of 2017 ,he informed. Keeping these in view, the idea of this training program was initiated, he said.