Security Policy

Computers Security Policy has become a legal and a technical issue of critical importance for many organizations and the Government. With a view to implement proper security, a Security Architecture for the AP Secretariat was evolved and implemented with Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Access Controls etc.The Security Policy is intended to define what is expected from an organization with respect to security of Information Systems. The overall objective is to control or guide human behaviour in an attempt to reduce the risk to information assets by accident or deliberate actions. Security Policies underpin the security and well being of information resources. They are the foundation, the bottom line, of information security within an organization.

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IT Architecture

It is essential to have the whole gamut of applications, that have been developed across government departments, conceptualized and laid down in a common framework and ground rules for the guidance of all departments. Otherwise, there is a danger of creating islands in various departments that cannot be communicate with each other.
A comprehensive exercise has been made in Andhra Pradesh to prepare an overall IT architecture for e-Governance. The exercise has yielded highly useful deliveries like application architecture, database architecture, a set of standards including metadata standards, coding and documentation standards, prioritization of applications etc.The core recommendations are specified as mandatory compliance for developers of all major IT projects.

The application architecture options are:

arrow Centralized Architectures
arrow Decentralized Architectures
arrow Hybrid Architectures

The Components of e-governance architecture are:

arrow Application
arrow Information
arrow Groupware
arrow Component ware
arrow Data
arrow Applications Middle ware
arrow Integration
arrow Network
arrow Platform
arrow Security
arrow Accessibility

All the above components should be scalable and extensible keeping in view of the changing environments.
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G.O.Ms.No.40 Dated: 14.08.2001

IT&C Dept. – IT Architecture – Issue of mandatory guidelines on conformance to IT Architecture and standards while implementing major IT projects – Orders – Issued.

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Data Standards

Having undertaken multiple initiatives to use IT as a strategic tool to provide improved services to the citizens the government has found it essential to define standards and guidelines on IT Architecture and information systems to derive long-term benefits in implementation of e-government projects.

G.O. Ms. No. 13, Dated 23-07-2003

IT & C Department – Data standards and Metadata framework for computerization in Government Departments – Constitution of a Committee – Orders – Issued. Information Technology and Communications Dept.
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