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Cisco launches its fifth global cyber range lab in Gurugram

US-based tech giant Cisco on Wednesday launched its fifth global cyber range lab here with an aim to train Indian firms and government agencies on real-world cyber attacks.

"The Cisco cyber range lab aims to provide highly specialised technical training workshops to help cyber security professionals build the combat new-age threats," Cisco India President India and SAARC Dinesh Malkani said at the Cisco India Summit 2017 here.

The facility was inaugurated by National Cyber Security Coordinator Gulshan Rai. Cisco has four other such labs in Australia.

Rai said an effective implementation of cyber security requires IT infrastructure and technical expertise for which the industry should play a responsible role.

"I would like to suggest that Cisco should offer different modules for tech professionals and agencies like police," he said.

Cisco will also launch a Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Pune -- its fourth after the US, Poland and Japan -- in the next few months to provide a broad range of services, including monitoring of threats and its end-to-end management for enterprise needs. It will be linked to other Cisco SOCs across the world.

These centres are part of Cisco's USD 100 million investment commitment to India.

According to estimates, the demand for cybersecurity experts has grown three times faster than any other IT jobs.

Therefore, training and skilling of cybersecurity workforce has become one of the top priorities for many organisations.
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