14 June 2023
Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), a leader in the field of engineering education and research, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote and foster the development of educational and research projects in the field of cybersecurity.
Under the agreement, Kaspersky and IIT Bombay will work together to promote cybersecurity education and research, with the goal of building a more robust cybersecurity workforce in India. The agreement demonstrates both parties’ efforts in promoting closer co-operation to enhance the security of the computing environment. This includes the exchange of knowledge and expertise, the development of educational materials, organisation and promotion of events aimed at raising cybersecurity awareness, as well as sponsorship of awards and book prizes to encourage students to pursue careers in cybersecurity.
“As India further strengthens its position as the world’s technology and innovation hub, the number of cybersecurity positions will also increase. Our partnership with IIT Bombay aims to enhance cybersecurity education and research in India. It’s important that we work together to develop the expertise and skills needed for protection against cyberthreats, which are constantly growing in both volume and sophistication. This partnership will go on to help produce higher caliber cybersecurity experts in India and contribute to a more secure digital world," Adrian Hia, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky said at the officiating ceremony.
In this regard, Dean R&D of IIT Bombay, Professor Milind Atrey said, “As cyber threats are ever increasing with technological advancements and its automation, it is extremely important to equip our young generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect against these threats. With this engagement with Kaspersky which is a leading and trusted cybersecurity company, IIT Bombay can contribute significantly in the area of cybersecurity research and education. We look forward for a fruitful association with Kaspersky."
This partnership is part of Kaspersky’s commitment to developing cybersecurity skills and knowledge worldwide. The company has previously signed similar agreements with other universities and academic institutions around the world.
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection, specialized security products and services, as well as Cyber Immune solutions to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help over 220,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
About Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, set up in 1958 as the second IIT, is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. The Institute was granted the status of 'Institution of Eminence' by the Ministry of Education (the then Ministry of Human Resources Development) on July 9, 2018. IIT Bombay is reputed for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Institute has 15 academic departments, 39 (Centres/ Programmes/ Academic facilities), three schools, and four Interdisciplinary programmes. Over the last six decades, more than 62,500 engineers and scientists have graduated from the Institute. It is served by more than 680 faculty members considered not only amongst the best within the country but also highly recognised in the world for achievements in the field of education and research.