Dr Rahul Shashank has created a cybersecurity app that offers features like online complaint filing, online internships, online consultation, etc. The Cyber ââAlert app is also the very first cybersecurity app to be available in English and Telugu. This unique app is simple, convenient, and absolutely crucial for ensuring its digital security today. India, and the world as a whole, has seen an increase in cyberattacks and internet threats since the start of the pandemic. As 2021 created a largely digital workforce and learners, the reach of these attacks has also multiplied.
According to the recent Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) report, India recorded 8.30 crore of cyber threats in the second quarter of 2021, a staggering 80% increase from the 1.67 crore of threats detected in the same quarter of the year. last year. As cyber fraud and cybersecurity threats increase, there is a need for a comprehensive source of information about the crime and the steps to take to protect against such crimes. D. Rahul Shashank, a final year student at the College of Law, KL Deemed-to-be University, pursuing his BA in BBA, LLB, recognized this need at the onset of the pandemic. He developed Cyber ââAlert to support users at every stage of their journey in safeguarding their digital identity.
The app alerts users before they fall victim to it. A perfect amalgamation of information, advice and solutions, the Cyber ââAlert application offers several features that provide the user with a clear understanding of cybercrime and the means to combat it. Some of these features include:
1. Cyber ââComplaint Filing – A user can file a cyber complaint through the electronic filing link provided with the disclaimers in the app.
2. Cyber ââComplaints Tracking / Status – One can check the status of a case that has been filed through the app.
3. Computer hardware – Study materials on cybersecurity and computer laws, Computer law of 2000 and Computer law of 2008, computer forms and the latest cybersecurity news, etc. will be available on the app for users.
4. Cyber ââPolice Stations – A list of Cyber ââPolice Stations will be available on the app to help users find the nearest Cyber ââPolice Stations by enabling GPS / Tracking.
5. Cyber ââinternships – The best opportunity for cyber security internships and workshops can be explored on the app.
6. Cyber ââLegalAid – Cyber ââLegal Aid is divided into two sub-modules, namely Cyber ââExpert Advice and Cyber ââVolunteers.
The team of entrepreneurs also includes Founder and CEO, Dr Rahul Shashank, BBA LLB Student, Co-Founder, Dr KI Pavan Kumar, HoD, Department of Law, KL College of Law, Technical Director, Vinay Are, KL Alumni , president and MD – R Sai Ashish Yashwanth, BBA student, general manager, D Tirumala Tarun, B Tech EEE student. Young entrepreneurs also benefit from the strong support of leading industry experts and thought leaders as an app advisory board, carefully curated by KL University mentors. The advisory board consists, among others, of Pavan Duggal, a renowned Indian lawyer. The app is now available for download from the Google Play Store.
âOften, unauthorized access to your private information goes undetected by common users. The increased number of cyber attacks during the pandemic prompted us to launch the app. The University was quite confident in this endeavor. and supported our journey throughout. We are grateful for the mentorship and guidance provided by the faculty, âsaid Dr. Rahul Shashank, Founder and CEO of Cyber ââAlert.
KL Deemed-to-be University Vice-Chancellor Dr G Pardha Saradhi Varma said: âWe are proud to see our students take on entrepreneurial and leadership roles. According to industry reports, India has been ranked in 37th place in the world with regard to most of the dangers associated with surfing the web. This app is a welcome security measure for the now largely digital India. This Cyber ââAlert app will surely be a source of inspiration for many other students who are reluctant to pursue their ideas â.