Google on Thursday announced several online security measures in India. Announced by Sanjay Gupta, Vice President and Country Head, Google India, the initiative aims to create a secure internet for all against cyber threats amid India’s growing digital economy. The company introduced four key imperatives for Indian users to prioritize cyber security skills, invest in user awareness, and support local community organizations for digital security training. Google India also announced a $2 million (approximately Rs 16 crore) grant from Google.org to non-profit organizations in India to enhance digital security.
in an officer blog postGupta announced several initiatives at Google for India’s digital sector. The company will organize cyber security road shows in various cities to upskill around 1 lakh developers. The roadshow will share “unique tools, detailed guidance and best practices,” enabling developers to build secure apps with embedded security in line with modern IT practices.
The company also announced a $2 million (about Rs 16 crore) grant to support the nonprofit’s work in online safety, especially for high-risk communities such as women, LGBTQIA+ and seniors. Non-profit organizations will create outreach programs for these communities in their preferred languages. Materials and resources will be available in English and several Indian languages.
Organizations that Google has joined to receive funding will include Collective Good Foundation (CGF), Point of View, HelpAge India and Sherose.
Google has also announced the launch of protect children. google website To provide child safety toolkit in three Indian languages - Bengali, Hindi and Tamil. The website fights abusive content, making the digital space safer for children.