The Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CCoE) – a joint initiative between DSCI and Government of Telangana and Arete IR, a US-based cybersecurity organization that partners with clients to reduce the burden of preparing for, detecting and responding to cyber-attacks, have entered into a Corporate Engagement Partnership on the 17th of September 2020. This partnership is to support the growth of the cybersecurity ecosystem by collaborating in various areas like research, tools development, technology infrastructure, thought leadership and capability building.

Dr Sriram Birudavolu, CEO of CCoE, said, “This partnership between CCoE and Arete IR will help strengthen the cybersecurity space especially in the areas of incident response and forensics. We are positive that the ecosystem will benefit from their expertise in areas of research, thought leadership and capability building.”

Mr Raj Sivaraju, President, APAC, Arete IR, expressed, “We at Arete are happy to associate with CCoE in building the cybersecurity ecosystem in India. Arete’s cybersecurity experts bring with them years of handling thousands of cybersecurity incidents across the world in a variety of industries. With CCoE we wish to connect with members of industry and academia to build a secure digital environment in an increasingly digital India.”

About CCoE:
CCoE is a GLOCAL hub based in Hyderabad that aims to catalyse innovation, entrepreneurship and capability building in cybersecurity and privacy domains. With a vision to drive the cybersecurity ecosystem, the CCoE engages with and works with the five main pillars of the ecosystem: Industry, Government, Academia and R&D Centres, User groups and national and international collaborations. CCoE works with different organizations under each of these pillars through initiatives around Market Access, Innovation, Capability Building, Knowledge sharing, Events, Marketing & Promotion, Networking, Incubation, Research & Development.

About Arete IR:
Arete Incident Response is a global cybersecurity organization with an elite team of cybersecurity experts who create unparalleled capabilities to address the entire cyber incident life cycle, from incident response readiness assessments to post-incident remediation. Arete’s core skills include triage, digital forensics, malware reverse engineering, remediation, and testifying expertise. Arete, headquartered in the US has also established an office in Hyderabad in Nov 2019 to expand its offerings in this region.