The Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Security

© 2021 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-69 Issue-1
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Mohammed A Aljama, Fadi Alsafwani

How to Cite?

Mohammed A Aljama, Fadi Alsafwani, "The Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Security," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 38-40, 2021. Crossref, 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V69I1P108

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a huge impact on societies and individuals. The outbreak has introduced a global health challenge. In addition, the pandemic has exposed dynamic cybersecurity threats, and privacy challenges to business organizations and individuals. This paper will compare internet usage before and after COVID-19 to understand its role in evolving cyber-attacks. This paper aims to provide an analysis of some of the most common threats that increased or evolved during the pandemic, along with recommendations to be taken to overcome those threats. This paper will also discuss why education is the most important element and the first line of defense in preventing cyber threats.


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VPN, Malware, Phishing, COVID-19, Vulnerability, Video calls.