The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), an arm of the Nasscom, has signed an agreement with the Telangana government to set up the Centre of Excellence for cyber security. The CoE will accelerate Telangana’s cyber security momentum and make the State a hub for cyber security in the next five years. “The CoE, to be developed on public-private-partnership model will accelerate and strengthen the ecosystem for cyber security. It will work on innovation, entrepreneurship and capacity building,” Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary (Information Technology and Industries), has said after signing the agreement.

This CoE will help increase State’s cyber security preparedness, adoption of security technologies and capacity building.

Incidentally, the State has launched Telangana Security Operations Centre (T-SOC) to secure the government data and critical infrastructure using threat detection and response solutions. In the first phase, it would cover the State Data Centre and the Secretariat network.