Having named cybersecurity one of the top challenges facing the world, Google is making a broad and multifaceted effort to protect people from online harm through a series of new programs, initiatives, collaborations and investments in India. It was started. These efforts are aimed at strengthening the collective capabilities of the country’s growing digital economy against cyber threats.
Google unveiled these plans at the second edition of its annual Safer with Google event in New Delhi, announcing the launch of the following services:
- A cybersecurity upskilling program for nearly 100,000 developers, IT and startup professionals nationwide.
- A multilingual user awareness campaign supported by MEITY and Digital India Corporation to encourage millions of internet users to adopt better practices for more secure digital transactions.
- First-ever digital safety-focused grant totaling $2 million (roughly Rs 1.6 billion) from Google.org in India to non-profits including Collective Good Foundation, Point Of View and HelpAge India will be Empower at-risk groups such as women, small entrepreneurs, seniors and the LGBTQIA+ community to tap the opportunities of the internet safely and confidently.
A detailed description of Google’s commitment to your online safety
Cyber skills roadshow for nearly 100,000 developers
By building security into every stage of development and embracing the latest technology, Google provides unique tools, detailed guidance, and best practices for building more secure apps for nearly 100,000 developers, IT professionals, and more. and various formats of cybersecurity roadshows in multiple cities to reach professionals in emerging companies. IT services. To support this outreach, a foundational cybersecurity curriculum will be integrated into our annual DevFest and Android and Cloud Series for Startups and other programs.
Multilingual Awareness Campaign for Trade Safety
Recognizing its important role in raising user awareness of digital fraud, Google has spearheaded industry-wide collaborations with leading Indian banks and telecommunications companies. Google, in partnership with MEITY and Digital India, today launched a multilingual user awareness campaign across India with support from HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Airtel, SBI and ICICI. The campaign encourages people to take basic precautions to stay two steps ahead of the most common scam and phishing techniques and attacks. Our campaign partners further raise awareness of these precautions through the most popular consumer channels such as websites, apps, SMS and ATMs.
Google.org Offers $2 Million in Grants to Nonprofits to Help Expand Digital Safety Skills and Support Channels for High-Risk Communities
Google.org provides grants to the Collective Good Foundation (CGF) to educate women, LGBTQIA+ people, and other vulnerable individuals using training curricula and resources specifically designed to protect them from online risks. Focused on users, reaching over 900,000 people. Curriculum and content are provided in her five languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Marathi.
Google.org also provides grants to the non-profit organization Point of View to help expand TechSakhi. TechSakhi is India’s first multilingual omnichannel digital safety helpline for women and LGBTQIA+ internet users. The grant will enable Perspective to produce local language content, pilot new outreach channels, and build capacity for other organizations. TechSakhi provides helpline support in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Tamil in her six states including Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. To help seniors develop the knowledge and skills to safely interact and transact online, Google.org provided her HelpAge India with a grant to provide digital safety training to her 50,000. provide to the elderly.
Child safety technology toolkit launched in three Indian languages
Google today announced child safety technology to help keep kids safe online. His website on Google has his three Indian languages (Bengali, Hindi and Tamil) and calls for cooperation with Indian NGOs and organizations. Google offers its Child Safety Toolkit, which consists of the Content Safety API and her CSAI Match, free of charge to qualified partners. These two tools enable partners to combat abusive content more effectively. Google’s current global partners use these technologies to collectively process billions of files each year and evaluate millions of images and videos for fraud.
‘Be Internet Awesome’ Digital Safety Training Expanded to CBSE Board Teachers Nationwide
Building on the success of a teacher training pilot launched in 2021 based on the Be Internet Awesome curriculum, Google is now working with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to expand the program through a combination of webinars. Expanding to educators. Trainer programs and in-person events aimed at helping students develop strong and safe digital habits.
Additionally, Google has partnered with women’s community platform Sheroes to offer a 10-part online safety video series customized for members. Now available in English and Hindi, this on-demand curriculum focuses on the basics of online safety, including password protection, avoiding suspicious emails and dangerous sites, and other ways to stay safe online. .