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Cyber Security: Issues and Challenges in Covid - 19
* 1 , 2
1  Patna Women's College
2  Patliputra University, India
Academic Editor: Humbert G. Díaz


A technology enhances a man’s life in every aspect whether it is healthcare, transport, communication, education etc. During this Covid – 19 pandemic, the growths of technology usage have increased enormously. There are various issues and challenges which we face during the use of any technology. Security is the most important aspect, when we are using in any digital platform during Covid – 19. When we think about Cyber Security, the first thing that comes to our mind is “Cyber Crime” which is increasing immensely day by day. Cyber Security refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability (ICA) of information. Basically Cyber security is the state or process of protecting and recovering networks, devices and programs from any type of Cyber Attack. It is comprised of an evolving set of tools, risk management approaches, technologies, training, and best practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attacks or unauthorized access. Cyber-attacks in India have risen up to such an extent that our country ranks fourth out of the tenth targeted countries in the world. In this Covid – 19 pandemic Cyber-attacks are an evolving danger to many organizations, employees and consumers in different sectors. They may be designed to access or destroy sensitive data, change any kind of data or extort money. According to a Research, more than 50% of onliners are victim of some of cybercrime every year, which includes computer viruses, malware, credit card fraud, online scams, phishing, and identity theft and so on. These crimes will lead the country to lose millions of rupees or dollars, also time and expenses to put back the things in right directions. This paper mainly focuses on the different aspects of cyber security and the challenges faced in the implementation and by using latest technologies during Covid - 19. The paper also focuses on the India’s legal framework for Cyber Security.

Keywords: Covid – 19, Cyber Crime, integrity, confidentiality and availability