The Importance of Cybersecurity in a Digitalized Society

Cosmina Emanuela Ioana CALIN

​Computer Science for Business, Romanian-American University, Romania

 

 

Abstract

 

In the era of digitalization, it is vital to take into great consideration the safety of the virtual data. Being connected in a network (Internet or simply an intra-net connection) can bring a lot of risks to the owner such as the loss of privacy caused by malware software, breaches in the current system or other forms of attacks. The leak of information could become the source of other illegal acts as blackmail, frames or the exploitation of information by the other competitors by sabotaging the company. The software used for protecting the equipment may seem expensive, but the damage that a virus could cause implies much greater costs. The cyber-attacks registered in the EU territory produce annual damage of 400 billion euros. The ransomware attacks were three times more in 2017 than in 2015, and numbers seem to be continuously growing. A study made by EU showed that 87% of the European citizens consider cyber-crimes as a direct threat to the internal security of the EU. For these reasons, the EU Council requested on the 18th of October 2018, a plan to consolidate the cyber-security policy and to combat cyber-crimes.

Keywords

​- digital

- digitalization

- security

- cybersecurity

- virtual attacks

- breaches in security

Published: September 2019

Issue: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2019)    Volume 1, Issue 2, 2019

Pages: 12-26

Section: Articles

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36068/1.11

Please cite this article as:

Calin, C. E. I. (2019). The Importance of Cybersecurity in a Digitalized Society. Research Focus, 1(2), 12-26. doi: https://doi.org/10.36068/1.11

 

 

 

 

 

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