St Philomena College Launches the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate Course – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

St Philomena College Launches the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate Course

May 15, 2024

Puttur, May 13, 2024: The inauguration of the ‘Fundamentals of Cybersecurity’ certificate course was held in the Spandana Auditorium at St Philomena College, under the auspices of the Department of Computer Science. The event was presided over by the Principal, Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, who, in his inaugural address, highlighted the importance of distinguishing between motivation and stimulation. He emphasized that students should seek inspiration from exemplary individuals without yielding to superficial incentives and strive to live as better citizens. He congratulated the students who had opted for cybersecurity as their specialized subject and encouraged all to make the most of the extensive resources of the college to gain expertise in such contemporary subjects.

The chief guest, Mr Kumar Guru from the ICT Academy, elaborated on the vast employment opportunities in cybersecurity and the importance of supplementing one’s degree with such certificate courses. He provided a brief overview of the course, which was developed by the multinational company Palo Alto and is delivered through the official Palo Alto Cybersecurity Academy at St. Philomena College. The course spans four months and includes six days of direct classroom interaction.

Mr Vinayachandra, Dean of the Department of Computer Science, delivered the introductory remarks about cybersecurity. Asst. professors Chaitra N.P. welcomed, and Neelam Kuttappa compered the program. Mr Abhishek Suvarna, Assistant Professor in the Business Administration Department, and coordinator from the ICT Academy, trainer Mr Shiva Gopal, were present at the event. Asst. Professor Suraksha S. provided support. One hundred students from the first BCA class, who have chosen cybersecurity as their elective, participated in the event.