Information Sharing and Analysis Center

India's leading non-profit foundation advancing national cyber security and professional ethics at workplace

National

Cyber

Security Scholar

A comprehensive and hands-on techno-managerial program for senior cybersecurity professionals, thought leaders & policymakers.

Open to International participants.

Knowledge Partners: Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) and Cyberverse Foundation

NCSS Program available on GeM​

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Bridge Course

Bridge Course from 27th August

24th to 26th Sept campus classes in Mysore

Scholar Classes from 24th to 10th December

Cyber crisis Wargame from 6th Oct to 8th December

Learn to build, manage and deliver enterprise security even under most pressing challenges in this sixteen-week executive program.

Why do certain companies win against hackers and why do others fail? What will state-sponsored attacks in the global economy mean for your organization? How can you defend against next generation cyber attacks by constantly being one step ahead?

The ISAC Executive Program will immerse you in new ways of thinking and give new insights that will greatly enhance your organizational defences against emerging cyber attacks and propel your career. 

The scholar program focuses on the intricate relation between technology, national security, cyber warfare, and its impact on your organization and business.

Cyber Warfare is a highly asymmetrical form of War strategy rendering the enemy paralyzed within few minutes. We will look at the most pressing security challenges faced by the governments, intelligence agencies, the private sector, and even every individual to an extent.

The course will also cover a wide variety of topics ranging from cyber threats, the threat to critical infrastructure, intelligence challenges, underground web, diplomacy and foreign policy, legal aspects of privacy, tools for defense, and the future of national security and cyber warfare.

Who Should Attend

Eligibility: Seven-plus years of Industry / Government /  Academics / Diplomacy experience, preferably a minimum of three-years in cybersecurity-related roles.

  • Middle/Senior-level leaders in large companies who are performing roles related to cybersecurity
  • Diplomats/Officers of Diplomatic corps
  • Middle/Senior-level leaders in Government organizations associated with homeland and cyber security operations.
  • Seasoned and influential executives with Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) who will use this opportunity to make an even greater difference in their career and their organizations’ future.
  • Faculty members teaching new and emerging technologies
  • Cybersecurity professionals in CII Sectors
  • Post-doctoral/Research Scholars in cybersecurity

Bridge Course - Four Weeks

A Bridge course of four weeks is conducted to bring all participants to the same technical expectations and pre-requisites for the scholar program.

The program covers essential cyber security concepts, including hands-on with Virtual Labs.

Program Modules - Twelve Weeks

  • Week 01: Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) and National Security
  • Week 02: Smart Cites and Homeland Security of India
  • Week 03: CII Focus: Power Sector
  • Week 04: CII Focus: Transport Sector
  • Week 05: CII Focus: BFSI Sector
  • Week 06: CII Focus: Telecom Sector
  • Week 07: CII Focus: Defence Sector
  • Week 08: Next Generation SOC
  • Week 09: Economy, Intelligence and Cyber Warfare
  • Week 10: Digital Forensics, Cyber Insurance and Legal Challenges
  • Week 11: AI, ML and Quantum Computing Trends
  • Week 12: Capstone Project

Starting 24th September 2022

Format

  • On-Campus (3 days)
  • Instructor-Led, live online (3 months)
  • Blended Course Delivery
  • Access to Video recordings
  • Exclusive Alumni Group

Dates

Bridge Course: 

  • 27th August
  • 3rd September
  • 10th September
  • 17th September

Timings: 10:30AM – 1:30PM

Scholar Classes: 
  • 24th to 26th September (onsite at Mysuru)
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th October
  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Nov
  • 3rd, 10th December
Timings: 10:30AM – 01:30PM

Cybercrisis Wargame:
  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November
  • 1st, 8th December
Timings: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Program Fee

INR 2,80,000 + 18% GST (Tax)

USD 4000 for International Participants

  • Stay, Local Travel and Food for 4 nights at Mysuru is included
  • Admission is subject to selection and the remittance of fees.
  • Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment. 
  • Interest Free EMI Facility available

Onsite Campus Class: 

  • 24th to 26th September

 

To be held at Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) Cyber Security Hub, Cyberverse, at Mysuru.

Exclusions: 

Travel and Stay for Industry Visits 

Knowledge Partners

KDEM & CYBERVERSE

KDEM

Contact

Group Captain Anand Naidu (Retd)
Director - ISAC
+91 88008 80757
Email: pan@isacindia.org

Contact

Rajshekhar P
Director - ISAC
+91 8527465252
Email: rajsm@isacindia.org

Weekly Cyber Emergency War game Activity

Every Thursday, experience a real-world case study in form of a cyber emergency wargame activity. Play the table-top exercise game from the perspective of the Attacker, SOC teams, Forensicators, CISO, and the CEO.

The Scholar program covers six different war games and puts you in the role of various stakeholders who are racing to deal with a cyber crisis.

Understand how your responses impact your sales and stock prices and get insights into the economic impact of your business decisions in cyber security.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Sector Specific Site Visits Included

The scholar program includes visits to various Critical Information Infrastructure facilities
that allow you to expand your exposure to sector-specific cyber risks.

Airplane at the airport terminal runway

Delhi International Airport

Visit the Delhi International Airport and understand the internal security measures adopted. Hosted by the GMR, India’s largest private Airport company.

Chimney of a Power plant against blue sky

Energy Sector - Power Plant

Visit a modern power plant and understand the various cybersecurity practices that go in protecting the CII from cyber attacks, including potential gaps.

Server room, modern data center.

Modern Security Operations Center

Explore the cutting-edge Security Operations Center, from a leading PSU/ISP and learn how complex technologies are integrated for protecting enterprise organizations.

Meet

Our Speakers

The scholar program has guest speakers on Thursdays. Below are some of our esteemed speakers from previous cohorts.

Lt Gen (Dr) Rajesh Pant

National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office Government of India

(NSD Scholar – Cohort Two)

Dr Ajeet Bajpai

Former Director General – National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center

Yaduveer Krishnadatta

Maharaja of Mysuru – Leading India’s largest cyber security hub initiative

Dr Emandi Sankara Rao

Former Chairman – MDI and CEO, IFCI Ltd, Government of India

Dr Pavan Duggal

Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law

Jarrett W. Kolthoff

Jarrett Kolthoff, Founder/CEO of SpearTip and a former Counterintelligence Special Agent.

Dr Manjari Khanna Kapoor

CPTED Specialist, Founder of ABSI, Chairman – SEQURE Standards for Physical Security

Usha Rengaraju

Kaggle Grandmaster 2020, Data scientist, Adjunct Faculty at IIT Madras for Data Science

Tarun Wig

Founder – Innefu Labs, Counter Intelligence Specialist and Cyber Security Expert