SCSC is a registered not-for-profit body founded in the year 2006 and operates in tandem with Cyberabad Police to promote safety & security in the Cyberabad IT corridor, empowered by the IT industry to attend the security needs of IT companies. It provides safety from information theft, fire, health & personnel safety, guard against sabotage operations of vital installations and thwarts terrorist attacks. The representatives from IT companies will be the members of the council and the funding will flow from these companies. The Cyberabad Police Commissioner will be officiating as Honorary Chairman of the Council and 3 representatives from member companies will be the office bearers.
The Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) is the joint collaboration between Cyberabad Police Commissionerate and IT industry to promote Hyderabad as the preferred IT destination.
The organization was founded in the year 2006 as a unique initiative in partnering to reduce crime and work towards enhancing safety and security aspects in the IT corridor, also making this business bio-network as a safe IT destination in the world through surveillance system and patrolling.
The Council gives high priority to the Personal safety, particularly Women safety, IT infrastructure safety, Traffic safety, Cyber safety and Information security, so that the business continuity takes place in healthy living environment.
SCSC has remained an important component of the zone in taking various initiatives to promote personal safety, infrastructural safety and physical safety. know more…
Krishna is currently Facilities Head India & Centre Head Hyd with over 24 years of experience in Administration & Facilities Management with the IT industry. Before joining Virtusa (COSL/Polaris) in 1997, he worked with Satyam Computer Services Ltd for 2 years. He is a Post Graduate in Personal Management from Osmania University and holds a PG Diploma in HR from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Married to Aparna, he has a 15 years old daughter Nikhila who goes to +2.know more…
We strive to make Hyderabad and Cyberabad a safe and secure city to support its endeavour to become a world class IT destination through implementing proactive and preventative initiatives, excellence in surveillance techniques adopting the latest technology and tools, partnering with and educating all stakeholders and facilitate effective participation of all concerned. The areas of focus are: Personal safety, particularly Women safety, IT infrastructure safety, Traffic safety, Cyber safety, Information security and Business continuity from a public infrastructure stand point.
A joint survey was done by Cyberabad Police, TSRTC, TSIIC, and SCSC in IT corridor to ascertain the public movement in IT corridor where it was estimated that more than 10,000 Autos/Cabs operate everyday and more than 40,000 passengers travel everyday by Auto/Cabs. Based on the study, the following actions were to taken to improve the Public Transport in IT Corridor.
Private transport registration process is introduced to combat threat to women safety where vehicle owner and driver are neccessarily registered with the Police by submitting the documents relate to Owner, Vehicle and Driver. An adhesive sticker with vehicle details would be pasted on the front and back of each vehicle to have a better control on the vehicle movement.
An Owner and Driver ID cards would be issued by Police to be displayed inside the vehicle for easy access to the passengers. A QR code is generated on every Sticker and IDs where the information in QR code can be scanned through any smart phone.
9 new Police check posts have been started at critical entry and exit locations. Each check post will be manned by 1 Head Constable and 2 Constables. 80 police personnel allotted for IT corridor Policing. Also, an Inspector, IT corridor has been posted for better administration and control of the corridor. IT companies such as iLabs, IT Raheja, IV Tech and Vlue Labs have thankfully contributed to this initiative.
A CCTV Video surveillance system with 47 high definition megapixel camera was already initiated with an investment of approx. Rs. 4 crores from Cyberabad Security Council. The plan is to add more than 150 cameras with “Night Vision” facility.
Education and awareness program based films with duration of 1,2, and 5 minutes. This helps to educate women about their safety and security. These films will be featured in all theaters. These programs would be featured regularly on social media/FM Radio and through posters and Pamphlets.
We have also started other initiatives to increase the visibility of Police; streamlining traffic and and they are:
The Governing Body (GB) disseminates on the more evident aspects of administrative function of the forum. It reviews on the existing activities and its execution, proposes plan and processes to execute the same with diverse viewpoints that are handy for the forums to implement.
Vice President – Finance at Berkadia Services India Pvt Ltd
The Executive Committee (EC) has the prerogative to design and discuss the future modalities of the Society and the declarative powers to delegate corresponding roles to its members in furthering the vision of the Society.
Currently the EC has 38 members, who meet every three months to plan for the future activities, proliferate on the previous initiatives and set aside the budget for the forthcoming programmes.
In Hyderabad, the concentration of IT industry is in and around Cyberabad Development Area, i.e., Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Hitec City, Gachibowli, Manikonda, Nanakram Guda, Raidurg, etc, spread over around 10 crore sft of office space, with 4,00,000 employees(33% women), including IT Parks, Multinational IT corporate campuses and foreign nationals, requiring provision of adequate security and safety network not only to the population inhabiting but also to the corporate houses, buildings and vital installations in this area.
In view of the above scenario, and in view of the peaceful growth & development of the State, it is felt that a collaborative effort by the Industry and Government to take care of the security & safety interests of the larger section of the people in this Area, supplementing the efforts of the Government, is needed. As such “SOCIETY FOR CYBERABAD SECURITY COUNCIL” (SCSC) is formed by the IT Industry, developers of IT Parks, Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, IT&C Department, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) of the Government, etc.
The State of Telangana has been at the forefront of India’s Information Technology (IT) growth. Telangana contributes more than 11% share of the Indian IT exports market and ranks IV in national level competitiveness. For the year 2005-2006, erstwhile combined AP achieved an Exports turnover of Rs.12521 crores and now (2007-08) it has reached Rs.25,000 crores , with a growth rate of 51%, which is highest in the country, as against the national average of 36%. Further, exports in IT sector, accounted for more than 53.3% of the total exports from all the other sectors in the State. IT is, therefore, identified as one of the prime Growth Engine’s for speedy socio-economic development of the State.Gartner in its report on “IT Outsourcing to India – Analysis of Cities” has mentioned that Hyderabad would be the IT Hotspot by 2010 and has rated it high on account of Infrastructure and Human Resources. Telangana State provides the right climate for the growth of IT business and is now the most preferred destination in the country. Hyderabad is, therefore, the most preferred IT destination in the Country, and is home for major MNC IT giants and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Motorola, GE, HSBC, Deloitte, IBM, Computer Associates, CSC, Amazon, UBS, Bank of America, Dell, Convergys, Celetronix, HCL, Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Polaris, Qualcomm, Cypress Semiconductors, Adaptec, ADP, Google, Kanbay, Infotech, Cognizant, Franklin Templeton, Accenture, Synopsis, TCS, Synchrony Financials, Open Text and many others.
SCSC initiated four sub – committees to look after various aspects related to Safety & Security Forum , Women Safety Forum, Traffic Forum and Cyber Security Forum.
|1||Sri V.C. Sajjanar||IPS,Commissioner of Police||Cyberabad – Chairman|
|2||Mr. Bharani Aroll||Vice chairman||Infopeers|
|3||Mr. Krishna Yedula||Gen. Secretary||Virtusa|
|4||Mr. Praveen Polavaram||Treasurer||Berkadia Services India Pvt Ltd|
|5||Mr. Venkat Tankasala||Jt. Secretary (Traffic Forum)||Synchrony Financials|
|6||Ms. Pratyusha Sharma||Jt. Secretary (Women’s Forum)||Cognizant|
|7||Mr. Venkat Dinakar||Jt. Secretary (Security Forum)||Franklin Templeton|
|8||Mr. Chandar Jagadish||Jt. Secretary (Cyber Security Forum)||ADP|
|9||Mr. Vijay Rangineni||–||Tech Mahindra|
|10||Mr. Madan Mohan||Capital IQ (Independent Member)||Chairman Emeritus|
|11||Mr. Srikant Badiga||–||Phoenix|
|12||Mr. Dass Gunalan||–||Infosys|
|13||Mr. Venu Goud||–||DLF|
|14||Mr. Satish Ganapathy||–||Deloitte|
|15||Mr. Ramesh Gopagiri||–||I Labs|
|16||Ms. Jyotsna Angara||–||FICCI-FLO (Independent Member)|
|17||Mr. Ramesh||–||Gar corp|
|18||Mr. Vijay Kesinapally||–||Wipro|
|19||Mr. CN Rao||–||Genpact|
|20||Mr. Chandra Kammula||–||Yash Technologies|
|21||Ms. Ekta Viveck Verma||–||(Independent member)|
|22||Ms. Aruna Reddy||–||Indian School of Business|
|23||Mr. Amarnath Atmakuri||–||IT&C, Govt. of Telangana|
|24||Ms. Hari Chandana||IAS, Zonal Commissioner (West Zone), GHMC||–|
|25||Mr. Vinod Kumar||–||TSIIC-IALA|
|26||Mr. Ramprasad||Director, STPI||–|
|27||Mr. Vijay Kumar||IPS., DCP Traffic, Cyberabad||–|
|28||Mr. Venkateshwarlu||IPS., DCP Madhapur, Cyberabad||–|
|29||Ms. C. Anasuya||DCP Admin,Cyb||–|
|30||Ms. Rohini Priyadarshini||IPS., DCP Crimes, Cyb||–|
Pratyusha Sharma is a senior Director HR with Cognizant with 23 +years of diverse experience as an entrepreneur and corporate professional working with start ups to corporates like GE and Cognizant. She has done various roles from market research to sales to business operations finally choosing HR as her mainstream last 10 years. She has an MBA from Andhra university and believes in the 70:20:10 model where in 70% of time she takes up challenging assignments, 20% developmental feedback’s and 10% through formal learning.
Venkat Tankasala is the Corporate Citizenship lead for Synchrony INDIA. In his current role, Venkat is responsible to design, execute and lead the Corporate Citizenship policy and additionally responsible for corporate affairs. Venkat is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience. Venkat began his career in US with Hertz. He held multiple leadership positions in GE Capital since 2002 in Operations, Facilities and Logistics Since 2015, Venkat is leading the Corporate Citizenship efforts for Synchrony and was instrumental in leading company’s grass root work in setting up focused programs for rural students’ education, Skill development Programs for Women of which the Women Prison Inmates Rehabilitation Program which bagged a National Award from Govt. of India in 2017. Additionally, he has forged strong foot print in leading the “People Friendly& Effective Policing” for the Police Department of TELANGANA. He has been an EC Member of SCSC for a decade now.
Jagdish is currently the Director – Business Security Officer – APAC in ADP. Dynamic leader, passionate about risk, compliance and governance and deeply committed to meeting customer needs. Over 18 + years of extensive experience in design, innovation and implementation of complex security technology solutions that enhance the customer experience. Worked at IBM global services, EMC Data Storage and curently at ADP Pvt Ltd as Director (Business Security Officer)
B.V.Dinakar currently heads the Security Operations in Franklin Templeton International Services with around 24 years of experience in hotel and IT industry. Before joining Franklin Templeton, he worked as security head at Taj Group of Hotels. A B.Com graduate, certified fire fighter and rescuer, studied ‘Forensic science & Medicine’, undergone ‘Security Manager’s training’ in Israel on terrorism and holds a PG Dipl. as ‘Private Investigator’. He is passionate about investigating corporate crimes and analyzing criminal psychology. Avid Animal welfare activist and proponent of vegetarianism.
Praveen Polavaram serves as a Vice President – Finance at Berkadia Services India Pvt Ltd, overseeing the Finance & Accounting and Risk management divisions for India. Mr. Polavaram has over 18 years of finance and accounting experience in Business Process Outsourcing, IT and the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Berkadia, Mr. Polavaram worked with GENPACT and Alliance IT Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Polavaram holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a Master’s degree in Finance and holds a Post Graduate diploma in Business Management. Additionally Mr. Praveen lead the CSR initiative for Berkadia India for over a period of 2 years and currently is contributing as a CSR working committee member. Mr. Praveen has been associated with SCSC over 2 years and providing voluntary support as a Treasurer to the association.