Winzo wants to expand its CHASE initiative to 100 colleges in two years.
Winzo, a social gaming platform, has started a new cybersecurity challenge programme to support and advance open-source technology and industry best practises.
In collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D), Delhi Technological University (DTU), Netaji Subhash University of Technology (NSUT), and IIID, the Code Health and Security Evaluation (CHASE) programme will be carried out.
In terms of information and event management, endpoint detection and response protocols, security orchestration, encryption, and penetration testing and detection technology, the company claimed it would work to build open-source cyber security technologies. Winners of this competition would also get scholarships, and the best competitors would be eligible for internships and pre-placement interviews at Winzo.
With over four billion microtransactions per month and a user base of 100 million registered users, Winzo must put a strong emphasis on data integrity and user safety.
“Preventing attacks or mitigating the spread of an attack as quickly as possible is of utmost importance for a platform that scales across over 100 million users, 20% of which are making their first digital payments,” states Paavan Nanda, cofounder of Winzo.