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Security Policies

The security of the citizen's personal information is of utmost importance to Government of Himachal Pradesh. On the Himachal Pradesh State Portal, your data and personal information is secured withthe best-in-class security standards

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, Himachal Pradesh State portal has put in place appropriate physical, electronic andmanagerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information that the State Portal collects about the citizen's online. Following are some of the security mechanisms being followed to safeguard your data:

  1. Login IDs and Passwords
  2. Potent data encryption
  3. Safe data storage and Access control
  4. Prudent risk management practices
Login IDs and strong Passwords

Only the citizen has the ability to access his State Portal account through the Login ID and Password that the citizen hascreated during registration. Himachal Pradesh State Portal requires strong passwords that include a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numeric, and non-alphanumeric characters. Many web sites do not compulsorily require strong passwords, but Himachal Pradesh State Portal believes that this additional security is important in safeguarding your personal and financial information. Please keepthe Login ID and password information securely and donot share it with anyone.

Strong data encryption

For the Himachal Pradesh State Portal, we use Secure Sockets Layer ('SSL') technology to encrypt information exchange. Unlike normal Internet communication, information provided to us on the State Portal is sent in a "secure session" established with SSL. SSL is a security protocol that provides data encryption, server authentication, and message integrity for a connection to the Internet. Using SSL ensures that the information you exchange with State Portal is never transmitted over the Internet unencrypted and therefore cannot be viewed by unauthorized individuals. This encryption is done using 128-bit encryption, the maximum level of encryption possible on the Internet comparable to security levels used by financial institutions. In the interest of security, it is suggested that you end your browser session before leaving your computer.

Safe data storage and Access control

The citizen's data resides safely in the Himachal Pradesh State Portal database and is protected by a firewall. The firewall is configured to receive and process requests only from authorized personnel. Further, some of the highly critical information such as the citizen's password, bank details, etc are stored in the database in a encrypted format, thereby preventing any misuse of data. We take regular back-ups of the citizen'sdata so that appropriate recovery measures can be initiated of the latest information if there are any data loss problems. We take security seriously and it is important to us that you understand and are comfortable with our security standards'

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