About Safety & Security Forum
Safety & Security Forum consists of Security heads and in some cases, the Centre heads of IT companies and DCP Madhapur & other senior police officers. The main objective of this forum is to closely work with Cyberabad police Commissionerate to mitigate issues pertaining to safety and security at multi-levels by working out various security awareness programs.
Convener, Safety & Security Forum
Maj. Rakesh Tripathi
Wipro Security Head
Leader, Safety & Security Forum
The strategic forum conducts risk assessments and threat analysis, functions as an agency to mitigate issues pertaining to Safety and security at Multi levels, incorporating vision of council. Forum was restructured and revamped in June 2015:
Following activities have been carried out by Security forum :
- Security forum group mail id email@example.com to share communications related to security forum.
- More than 110+ Security Managers brought together on single Whatapps group for having direct interaction with Cyberabad Police on security related matters. More members are being added.
- DCP Karthikeya & his team has carried out physical security audits of highly vulnerable campuses like Wipro, Q city, DLF, Infosys, ISB etc and more are under progress.
- Forum is working on Emergency Response Procedure (ERP) for inter nodal coordination. As part of ERP, Security data of 63 major campuses collected till date with more being collated.
- Standard Security training presentation formulated which is being used to conduct Security Awareness Programs by Cyberabad police at company locations.
- Security awareness sessions have been conducted at Microsoft, Dell & Wipro and more being planned.
- Meeting with all security vendors operating in IT corridor was conducted on 4th Dec 2015 at Tech Mahindra Campus to understand training standards and their concerns.
- Meeting with Security Heads of IT companies Chaired by Joint CP on 4th Dec 2015 to review security preparedness in IT corridor.
- Security forum collaborated & joined BCI Hyderabad Forum as a part of BCI India chapter.
Some of the major programs initiated by Security Forum are given below:
Safety & Security Forum consists of Security heads and in some cases, the Centre heads of IT companies and DCP Madhapur & other senior police officers. The main objective of this forum is to closely work with Cyberabad police Commissionerate to mitigate issues pertaining to safety and security at multi-levels by working out various security awareness programs. Some of the major programs initiated by Security Forum are given below:
Considering that most of the frontline security staff deployed to take care of the physical security are from Private agencies, most of them would not have any weapons with them except a Lathi / Baton. This training helps the security team to handle an armed attack or such thing effectively, with available resources and control the situation before the support comes from the nearest police outpost / police station.
Cyberabad Security Heads Group
This security heads group, consists of all security heads of major organizations, meets and deliberates at regular intervals under the convener, DCP Madhapur on security related issues, shares the best practices practiced by the organizations, issues faced by them, sharing of any untoward incidents reported on their campus, any security breaches occurred etc and discuss remedial actions. There is also an official SCSC whatsapp group, where these interactions take place seamlessly online as well.
CCTV Surveillance project
This project got initiated as early as in 2008 to increase surveillance of all major IT Parks and major organizations that were coming up in IT Corridor, covering all entry points to the IT corridor, besides all the big organizations – At present, SCSC’s own OFC network covers 138 KMs of ring topology network and consists of 150 high end CCTVs and the feed is regularly monitored 24X7 at the Command Control room set up by SCSC with the support of police on a 8 panel LCD video wall. To take care of any kind of power failures, Solar panels were set up besides UPS facility and regular electricity. Till date more than Rs. 50 M was spent on this project and many complicated / clueless crimes were detected with the help of this network.
IT Patrolling vehicles
To Provide extra security cover to all the IT parks and major companies, with the help of IT Industry, SCSC has donated 3 Patrolling vehicles besides taking care of all day to day expenses like maintenance and diesel costs – The agreed SLA by the Police is that within 7 minutes of receiving any call from any organization, their presence would be there and it is strictly monitored.
Security Check posts
With the collaboration of the IT Industry, built several Security check posts in IT Corridor to monitor the security – at important junctions, manned by police force.
Security audit by police in IT parks / Organizations
Police regularly conducts audits in various IT parks and organizations to get a first hand feel of their security arrangements, to understand any gaps in their existing equipment they are using for maintaining security, are they able to detect any unidentified objects in their campus within a reasonable time limits and report etc.
Octopus mock drills
Organization for Counter Terrorist Operations, in short, Octopus has been established in 2012, to handle counter terrorism activities, the elite task force, which are trained in using sophisticated weapons, handling armed attacks etc. Octopus works with Special branch of the police Cyberabad
police department and conducts mock drills with / without notice to all / some of the major IT parks and big organizations. As part of their drill, it begins with decoys going to the campus in the night and with the help of the organization there, conducts drills on how to find out the hide-outs, cordoning of the area, safeguarding the important installations of the company etc. This gives lot of confidence to the companies on their preparedness to handle any perceived security threats.
Emergency Response Procedure is a program undertaken by SCSC To design an actionable Emergency Response Plan which covers Preparedness, Response and Recovery from physical security contingencies involving incidents of a violent nature, which threaten business continuity in the Cyberabad Commissionerate through a coordinated effort of various government agencies and business entities that enables a joint response to speedy recovery from any Emergency & bring back normalcy at the fastest turnaround time.
Security staff sensitization
Mid / Senior level officers visit various IT campuses / parks and sensitizes the security staff on their roles and responsibilities, gets familiarized with their senior security staff, share their experiences of any situation they have encountered /handled in their professional life. SCSC has dedicated Audio Video Vehicle which is used to show safety and security awareness videos made by Cyberabad Police and SCSC, at public / IT parks / Malls. AV Vehicle is also used by Cyberabad police to reach out to public to connect for various campaigns and investigations. SCSC also arranges Arms Display at major organizations for familiarisation of security teams.