The Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CoE) is a joint initiative of the Government of Telangana and Data Security Council of India (DSCI). DSCI is a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM®, committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy. DSCI is the apex industry body for Cybersecurity in India.


Accelerate Telangana’s cybersecurity momentum and position it as one of the leading cybersecurity hubs in India.


To lead Telangana’s transformation by creating a conducive cybersecurity ecosystem which nurtures innovation, entrepreneurship and capability building.

Key Stakeholders

With a vision to drive the cybersecurity ecosystem and make the state of Telangana a torchbearer for cybersecurity products and services, the CoE works with and supports the five main pillars of the ecosystem:

  • Industry

    Large Enterprises, SMEs, Start-ups. An Incubation Centre for Startups in the CoE Facility

  • Government

    Central & State government departments and agencies, LEA, Defense, and Policy Making

  • Academia and R&D Centres

    Universities and Technical institutions – Academic and Professional programs and trainings, Research and Development

  • User Groups

    from User Industries like banking, pharma, finance, retail, FMCG etc, and user awareness programs pertaining to cybersecurity and privacy - B2B, B2G and B2C

  • Collaborations with other Industry bodies, Incubators and Accelerators

    Local, National and International

The CoE conducts specific programs with the entities in each of the aforementioned pillars in following areas:

Collaboration, Promotion, Capability Building, Innovation, Knowledge sharing, Events, Workshops, Market Access, Marketing, Networking, Incubation, Research & Development


The CoE is establishing a 6000 Sq. Ft. facility in Manjeera Corporate Trinity in Hyderabad. The facility will incubate start-ups, host trainings, workshops, events, showcase products in an experience zone and will enable the CoE in fulfilling the goals and objectives. The facility is designed to be the catalyst for Cybersecurity development in the state of Telangana and will be a hub for everything related to Cybersecurity. The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology for development of cutting-edge Cybersecurity products and to showcase them.


  • Cybersecurity panel with Mayor of London – 18th September 2019

    18th September 2019

    Rt. Hon. Alderman Peter Estlin Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation is visiting Hyderabad and will be part of the panel discussions of Fintech & Cybersecurity. There will be a networking session for startups, corporates and the visiting UK Fintech companies.

  • GCC Roundtable

    September 2019

    A cybersecurity and privacy roundtable is planned with members of GCC (Global Capability Centres) in the second half of September 2019.

  • DevSecOps workshop

    13th and 14th of August 2019

    A two-day hands on DevSecOps workshop will be conducted on 13th and 14th of August 2019 for industry professionals.

  • Cybersecurity Industry Meetup

    19th August 2019

    CoE in collaboration with the Israeli group CyberTech will be conducting a Cybersecurity industry meetup on 19th August. This is 3-hour evening session and is meant for enabling collaboration between Israeli and Indian cybersecurity professionals.

  • Advanced Forensics LEA workshop

    21st August 2019

    A forensics workshop will be conducted for LEA (law enforcement agency) professionals of Telangana on 21st August. This is an advanced level digital forensics workshop for officers who are already familiar with forensics tools.

CoE Team

Dr. Sriram Birudavolu

CEO - Cybersecurity CoE

Andrew Lazarus

Manager - Business Development, Cybersecurity CoE

Krishna Kiran

Assistant Manager, Cybersecurity CoE

Sholitha Aennamaneni

Assistant Manager - Marketing, Cybersecurity CoE

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