Government to Launch Web Portal With Security Apps for the Public

Government to Launch Web Portal With Security Apps for the Public
To promote innovation in security-related apps and offer people safe the means for their security needs, the government has decided to launch a web portal "", a statement said Thursday.

An official release from the ministry of home affairs (MHA) said: "Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to launch a web portal '' that will be a platform for innovation in the field of security related web applications."

The statement added that any individual, company, student, NGO can develop and deploy on this portal such security applications which may be useful to the people.

"It will enable the general public to get access to a large number of security-related applications," it said, adding that the people would have option to choose the applications best suited for their requirements.

"The MHA will give priority on this website to host such applications which provide security in emergency situations to women, children, senior citizens and other vulnerable groups," the statement said.

It further said other applications that would get priority include tools to monitor objectionable content posted on the Internet and tools to monitor, prevent, detect and report cybercrime.

"Thrust areas will also include applications that create awareness about good security practices among people and also educating them about legal provisions and applications facilitating legal services to the needy persons," the statement said.

The statement also said application developers, meeting the basic screening criteria, will be allowed hardware and middle ware resources in a cloud based environment to deploy their applications.

"An expert group constituted by MHA will also evaluate the application on parameters like usefulness, innovation, public acceptance, technology used, maintenance, updation and feedback mechanism," it said, adding that only those applications will be hosted on the website that pass security audit.


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