Boosting students and teachers cybersecurity awareness during COVID-19 pandemic

Saed Alrabaee, Raed Manna

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Abstract

The COVID-19 Coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China has become a global pandemic. In order to protect their country's residents, governments worldwide have ordered schools and companies to close and for people to quarantine at home. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of digital devices and activity on the internet. Cybercriminals around the globe have seen this pandemic as an opportunity to initiate cyberattacks. This paper reviews the cyber threats that threaten users globally, as well as some of the attacks that have already occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. We then make suggestions to countermeasure these attacks and what can be done in the future to improve cybersecurity awareness and prevent them from occurring again.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021
EditorsThomas Klinger, Christian Kollmitzer, Andreas Pester
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages726-731
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728184784
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2021
Event2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Apr 21 2021Apr 23 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volume2021-April
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period4/21/214/23/21

Keywords

  • Countermeasures
  • COVID-19
  • Cyber threat
  • Cybersecurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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