Centre of excellence in cyber security mooted in Hyderabad, IT News, ET CIO

Hyderabad: Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), the collaborative body between Cyberabad police and information technology industry, plans to set up a centre of excellence in cyber security.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V. C. Sajjanar said since cyber security is going to be the focus area in view of the threats, a centre of excellence is proposed in Cyberabad commissionerate limits.

A programme organised to celebrate 15 years of SCSC was attended Home Minister Mahmood Ali, Director General of Police (DGP) Mahender Reddy, principal secretary, IT, Jayesh Ranjan, police commissioners of Cyberabad, Hyderabad and Rachakonda and representatives of IT industry.

SCSC, a not-for-profit organization and collaboration between Industry, Cyberabad police and other government agencies works on key focus areas of women safety, road safety, infrastructure, cyber security for a safe and secure ecosystem and supports business continuity for Industry sectors in Cyberabad area.

Some of the key initiatives of SCSC include: CCTV network in IT corridor; QRT vehicles; She Shuttles; plasma drive; Margadarshak programme; SanghaMitra programme; project safe stay; SAFE (Safety Awareness for Employees); Radiant Hyderabad; Traffic Volunteers; DilSeY Program (Digital Literacy to Secure Youth); BCP Coordination for Industry.

To mark the 15th anniversary, SCSC brought out a Coffee Table Book which was unveiled by Mahmood Ali. The book recorded the special moments from the past. He described SCSC as the perfect example of Public-Private Partnership.

DGP Mahender Reddy said SCSC has become a role model for the best collaborative efforts between the industry and the police. An interface of this scale doesn’t exist anywhere in the world, he said.

The police chief said he recently issued orders to all SPs and Commissioners throughout the state to form such bodies

SCSC general secretary Krishna Yedula said in the beginning, SCSC had the vision to enhance the safety and security of Cyberabad, for IT and ITES companies. But in subsequent years, the idea of safety expanded and the mission evolved to include initiatives like road safety, women’s safety and cybersafety.

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