22 Nov 2021 18:08 IST

KLU students develop a cybersecurity app

D Rahul Shashank, final-year law student, founded the app to help users protect their digital identity.

KL Deemed-to-be University student D Rahul Shashank has created a cybersecurity app with features such as e-complaint filing, cyber internships, and cyber consultation,available in English, and Telugu.

Shashank, a final-year student at College of Law, KL Deemed-to-be University, pursuing his bachelor’s degree in BBA, LLB, developed the app to assist users in safeguarding their digital identity.

“Often, unauthorised access to your private information goes undetected by the common users. The increased number of cyberattacks during the pandemic propelled us to launch the app. The university was confident in this venture and supported our journey throughout. We are grateful for the mentorship and guidance provided by the faculty,” said Shashank, in a release from the institute.

Mentor support

The team of entrepreneurs include Founder and CEO D Rahul Shashank, (BBA LLB, 2017-22), Co- Founder, Dr KI Pavan Kumar, (HoD, Department of Law, KL College of Law), Chief Technical officer, Vinay Are, (KL Alumni, 2012-16), Chairman & MD R Sai Ashish Yashwanth, (BBA, 2019-22), General Manager D Tirumala Tarun (BTech EEE, 2018-22). The students enjoy the strong support of industry experts and thought leaders as the app’s advisory board, curated by KL University’s mentors, consists of renowned Indian lawyer Pavan Duggal.

Founder D Rahul Shashank (third from left) along with his team.

 

Congratulating the students, Dr G Pardha Saradhi Varma, Vice-Chancellor, KL Deemed-to-be University, said “ This app is a welcome safety measure to the now widely digital India. At KL Deemed-to-be University, we nurture the creative rollercoaster minds of our young talent.This will surely be an inspiration to many other students who are hesitant to pursue their ideas.”

Key features

The app alerts the users before they fall victim to them. The app is now available for download on google play store. Some of these features include:

  • Complaint filing: A user can file a cyber complaint through the e-filing link provided in the app.
  • Complaint tracker: A user can check the case status.
  • Study material: Educational information on cybersecurity and cyber laws, IT Act 2000 and I.T Act 2008, cyber forms, and latest cyber security news are available on the app for the users.
  • Police stations: A list of cyber police stations is available on the app to help users find the nearest cyber police stations by enabling the GPS on their phone.
  • Internships: The best opportunities for internships and workshops around cyber security can be explored on the app.
  • Legal aid: The cyber legal aid is divided into the two sub modules — cyber expert consultancy and cyber volunteers.