Transactions on Machine Learning and Data Mining
P-ISSN: 1865-6781, E-ISSN 2509-9337
ISBN 978-3-942952-78-1

Volume 13 - Number 2 - October 2019 - Pages 43-59

COVID-19 & Cyber Security Challenges US, Canada & Korea

Eduard Babulak1, James Hyatt2, Kim Kyu Seok3 and Jang Sun Ju3

1Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
2Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 67601, USA
3Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea


Globalization and ubiquitous Internet have made significant contribution to man-kind while bringing business, education and health closer to every home on the planet. However, in the process of dynamic development and innovation to the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet, in conjunction with the fast developments in Computing Industry and Artificial Intelligence, the Cyber Security has become of critical importance to governments, businesses, in-dustries, health and academia worldwide. Given current spread of COVID-19 with its impact on economies, business, industries, health and nations security in US, Canada and South Korea the importance of Cyber Security has become paramount. Millions of people lost their jobs, many people died, many are seriously ill, and the morale is quite low worldwide. It is in time like these that criminals and outlaws are exploiting any possible vulnerability that could give an opportunity for effective cyber-attack(s). The principal author, lived, worked and stud-ied in South Korea, Canada and US, working with co-authors in times of earlier and current Cyber Security related issues in South Korea, Canada and US. Past twenty years may have brought most valuable and fascinating technologies to mankind worldwide, but at the same time the global mobility, seamless connectiv-ity and free sharing of information and goods among the nations worldwide also promoted new dimension of computational challenges, such as cyber security.

Keywords: Cybersecurity, Cyber-attacks, Threats, Cyberwar, Cyber-economy, Cyber-culture, South Korea, USA, Canada.

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