Thapar University supports Code Uncode- India’s First Ever Nationwide Secure Programming Competition.
INDIA- April 16, 2013 – EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, recently launched Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt to recognize the top secure programmers in India. Code Uncode set to kickstart on May 19th is a 3 level online competition where individuals can test and showcase their talent in secure programming.
According to a recent Times of India article, India needs 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 for protection of IT infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market. To bridge this gap and provide India with the much needed cyber warriors, EC-Council has initiated Code Uncode, a platform for existing and aspiring programmers to come together.
To further help bridge this gap of need and availability of skilled professionals, Thapar University has taken the leadership position to support secure programming in India by conducting workshops on Information Security and having over 500 of its students to participate in this competition. This will help Thapar University and EC-Council to develop and showcase outstanding talent of individuals that will meet the challenges of the IT industry in the coming years.
Dr. Seema Bawa, Dean of Student Affairs along with Dr. Maninder Singh, Head of the Computer
Science and Engineering Department spoke to students recently on the very lucrative and
upcoming career path in the information security domain.Talking of Code Uncode he said, “We are pleased that this partnership will help us educate students and better their knowledge in secure programming- a very important part of the cyber security domain. EC-Council is a renowned name in Information Technology certifications and trainings globally and this will be an excellent opportunity to create and recognize the talent in the programing world and build the future of a cybersecure India. Educational Institutes cannot afford to lay back at this moment and we at Thapar University have always taken the lead role in providing the best of opportunities to our students and Code Uncode is one, we definitely could not miss out on!”
“EC Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security in India and to tackle the issue of lack of skilled professionals we are partnering with training institutions across India. Thapar University is one of the largest universities in India and we are glad to come together with them to promote the awareness and education of cyber security through Code Uncode. ,” said Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India.
For more information about EC Council, visit www.eccouncil.org.
About EC Council
EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a training network of over 500 training partners globally.
Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.