Information Security and Ethical Hacking is the latest buzzword in the industry. In the past five years the percentage of hacking crimes, data thefts, data losses, viruses and other cyber-crimes has increased exponentially. Cyber criminals maliciously attack network security systems and steal confidential information, intercept data transfer, hack email accounts, spread viruses and even commit identity theft. Nowadays most IT companies employ ‘ethical hackers‘ to actually attack their own computer networks and beat these devious experts at their own game. Keeping in mind the demand of the present times, Appin Knowledge Solutions in collaboration with Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune has launched a Year online BCA Programme in Cyber Security – The Appin Pathfinder.

This UGC recognized Degree is the world’s first BCA programme in Cyber security. Students also receive an Under Graduate Diploma in Ethical Hacking & Information Security from Appin from International Association for Distance Learning (IADL), UK. The research-backed comprehensive curriculum provides insights into networking, security, ethical hacking and programming aspects of computers. Appin Pathfinder is a unique initiative to bridge the gap between industry and academia by integration of learning and technology. This program is aimed to equip its students with both theoretical and practical knowledge thus making the student job-ready for managerial and administrative roles.

ELIGIBILITY The eligibility criteria would be a higher secondary degree or ITI certificate or diploma course after class or any other equivalent course. COURSE DURATION Duration of the course would be years. COURSE MODULE Course module across semesters would include topics like Information Security, Data Communication & Networking, Information Security Management Systems, Hacking Attacks, Data Security, Web Security, Network Security, and Cyber Forensics among others. SALIENT FEATURES Appin Pathfinder offers numerous salient benefits including the highly effective student exchange program which offers exposure to international markets.

The course also enables students to enroll for paid and unpaid internships (Information Security Consultants and/or Business Development Executives) with the Appin security group. They can imbibe marketing skills and practical technical knowledge essential for coping in this competitive world. Appin Pathfinder offers % placement assistance through its dedicated placement cell and dedicated student service portals. SCOPE Ethical hacking (or penetration testing, intrusion testing, red teaming) is a bright and lucrative career option. Frost & Sullivan have estimated that there are .