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Recently J&K e-governance held training cum handholding session on security Audit of departmental websites, apps

The session aimed at providing assistance for onboarding of security audit agencies so that necessary security compliance of their applications and websites is ensured by the concerned departments. The session was attended by 43 officers and officials from 36 departments.

The session was organized under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer, JaKeGA, Anuradha Gupta while a team of officials including Saima Mir, Project Manager JaKeGA and Arun Panotra, Analyst IT, JaKeGA conducted the training and handholding session.

It was highlighted during the session that as per Information Technology Act, it is mandatory to get the security audit of all the web applications and web services being carried out in order to be eligible for hosting in the Data Centre.

The security audit reduces vulnerabilities and minimizes damage from cyber incidents and most importantly it aims at protecting government data hosted in SDC. Therefore, it is imperative that websites and applications are audited and updated with latest security certificates on a periodic basis as per the guidelines issued by the Cert-In.

During the training session, the experts from JaKeGA explained to the departmental nodal officers the process for carrying out the security audit of the unaudited websites. The necessary GEM procurement process was also explained to the Nodal officers besides addressing the technical queries.

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