Hyderabad, Apr 23 (PTI) Tech Mahindra today said it has set up the country”s first”Cyber Security Operations Centre (APCSOC) in Vijayawada, in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh government. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: TDP Leader And Former CM Chandrababu Naidu Detained

The state-of-the-art”Cyber Security Operations Centre, which was inaugurated today, is equipped with”traditional SOC and predictive threat analytics capabilities and the security coverage extends to all central and state government entities, a company press release said. Also Read - Unable to Afford Elder Daughter's Treatment, Andhra Parents Sell Their 12-year-old Child For 10K

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“Cybersecurity has undoubtedly become an increasingly critical and important issue. The APCSOC is our first line of defence against cyber threats,” Andhra Pradesh Minister for IT Nara Lokesh said.

The APCSOC, the first of its kind in India, will leverage Tech Mahindra”s global expertise in cyber security and risk management.

“We are confident the APCSOC will be a shining example of excellence and pave the way for a robust government security framework,” C P Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra said.

The establishment of Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Operations Centre is a manifestation of Tech Mahindra”s strategy to deliver excellence and value in the cybersecurity space, as part of it TechMNxt charter, it added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.