Appin Security's Franchise Booms on Security Reports

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Appin Security franchise chain a booming option and has opened eight centers in the last three months based on security reports.

Appin Security franchises growing like wild fire

The shift away from paper records and the amplified dependence on computers to boost proficiency has created new challenges for both, the Government and the private companies, as they defend intellectual property, scrutinize fraud, and guard their reputations from external threats.

Cybercrime is rife, and is spreading at an alarming rate. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha in November 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT, Milind Deora, took into account the need emerging for the protection of information technology infrastructure in the country and revealed that a demand for 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals is estimated by the year 2015.

National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon, has also called for “Engagement with Private Sector on Cyber Security."

In light of the increased number of cyber attacks inflicted on the IT infrastructure deployed in various sectors and the critical deficit in the number of information security professionals, quite a few private players have been seen to emerge as the support structure.

Appin Security, based out of Delhi, is running a number of research and training centres on cyber forensics where education is imparted in the field of information security, embedded system, Microsoft.net, Java, Android and a number of other advanced courses.

Appin Security, only in the past three months, added eight training centres — two in Bangalore and one each in Pune, Greater Noida, Coimbatore, Modi Nagar (Ghaziabad), Unnao (UP) and Berhampur (Orissa). The increasing numbers in training facilities is a sign that more and more young professionals are inclined towards joining hands in taking up the cudgels in India’s fight against cyber crime.

Identifying the hazard of cyber attacks from a host of hostile entities — ranging from domestic saboteurs to foreign rivals — Appin Security’s initiative intends to train as many information security professionals as possible in the coming years to meet a critical gap in India's defences. A large number of these jobs are intended to revolve around cyber policing and to check for network vulnerabilities.

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