Purdue and Infosys partner to offer best-in-class cybersecurity training for business professionals
- Up to 2,000 Infosys employees will receive intensive technical training
- Curriculum will be developed by Purdue faculty and Infosys project leads
- In 2017, Purdue was named as the top cybersecurity university in the nation
With cyberattacks increasingly becoming more sophisticated, and more expensive for corporations, Purdue is bringing together its world-class cybersecurity faculty and staff to deliver education and training activities to 2,000 global Infosys employees. Infosys is partnering with Purdue University to provide intensive cybersecurity training for up to 2,000 employees over the next two-and-a-half years.
The costs of cyberattacks continue to skyrocket for corporations: According to the online news site for cybersecurity professionals, CSO, in 2017, individual cyberattacks cost corporations an average of $1.7 million each. According to Bloomberg, malicious cyber activity cost an estimated $59 billion to $109 billion in the United States alone, in 2016. In 2017, Purdue was named as the top cybersecurity university by CyberDegrees.org, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of informational websites on higher education.
The training will include topics such as malware analysis, tracing a threat using various tools and forensic analysis. The cybersecurity partnership reflects Infosys' commitment to providing the best information to its customers and to providing lifelong educational opportunities for its employees.