JaKeGA organizes training, handholding session on procurement, installation of Digital Signature Certificate

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SRINAGAR: J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA) today organized training cum handholding session on procurement and installation of Digital Signature Certificate for nodal officers of government departments.

The session aimed at providing assistance for installation of Digital Signature Certificate for e-Office application so that necessary compliance of use of this technology is ensured by the concerned departments.

The team of JaKeGA officials including Irfan Ahmed, Project Manager JaKeGA, Naveed Iqbal, Manager IT and Arun Panotra, Analyst IT conducted the training and handholding session which was attended by hundreds of officers and officials of all departments.

A thorough understanding of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and its installation, integration and usage was given.

Pertinently, DSC is a secure digital key that is issued by the Certifying Authorities (CA) for the purpose of validating and certifying the identity of the person holding this certificate. Digital Signatures make use of the public key encryptions to create the signatures.

A DSC contains information about the user’s name, pin code, country, email address, date of issuance of certificate and name of the certifying authority. It is used to sign electronic documents, emails, and other digitally transmitted documents. It enhances security using encryption technology. DSCs are predominantly utilized to digitally sign online documents, securely authenticate the signature, and validate the signed copy.

During the training session, Information Technology experts from JaKeGA explained the departmental nodal officers about the process of procurement and installation of Digital Signature Certificate for eOffice application besides addressing their technical queries.

This training is a step forward towards securing the data and application and thereby improving the cyber security posture.

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