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Impact of COVID-19 on Security Policies of States in the Area of Cyber Security
Thesis title in Czech: Dopad COVID-19 na bezpečnostní politiku států v oblasti kybernetické bezpečnosti
Thesis title in English: Impact of COVID-19 on Security Policies of States in the Area of Cyber Security
Key words: Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, SARS-Cov-19, Pandemic, SolarWind, DDoS, Ransomeware, Malware, Zero Knowledge, Zero Trust.
English key words: Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, SARS-Cov-19, Pandemic, SolarWind, DDoS, Ransomeware, Malware, Zero Knowledge, Zero Trust.
Academic year of topic announcement: 2020/2021
Type of assignment: diploma thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Department of Security Studies (23-KBS)
Supervisor: David Erkomaishvili, Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 14.07.2021
Date of assignment: 14.07.2021
Date and time of defence: 26.01.2022 08:00
Venue of defence: Pekařská 16, JPEK313, 313, Malá učebna, 3.patro
Date of electronic submission:04.01.2022
Date of proceeded defence: 26.01.2022
Reviewers: Mgr. Petr Špelda, Ph.D.
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Preliminary scope of work in English
The initial purpose of these research project is to investigate and identify the prospects of perpetual correlation including direct and indirect opportunities and features of SARS-COV-19 global pandemic outburst and the consequential effects firstly, on the cyber security sector, including current state, developmental stage in process, and future prospects of revitalizing the field, upcoming prospects; secondly, the alteration of cybercrime landscape, the new features and strategical decision of modernization and hybridization techniques, incorporation of cybercrime activities into governmental structures as a part of the strategical superiority and as a new stage of warfare; Thirdly, the responses of international communities and governmental responses, the possibilities of securitization against this types of threat, the legislative incorporation into the systematical approach, the prospects of multi-government collaborative relationship for the purposes to the cyber threat preventive measures. This work will attempt to conduct a comprehensive analytical assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various aspects of society: socio-political relations, economic processes, socio-demographic situation and geopolitical consequences.
The assessment will include various tools and features for the purposes of in dear analysis and adequate evaluation of situational circumstances related to the governmental perspective and changes in the cybercrime landscape; as well this paper will provide a piece of information on adoptive preventive measures from a cybersecurity perspective on battling global boost of cybercrime.
Thematic analysis will focus on the identification of fractions of patterns and correlative effects, specification on the purposes of examining the data conducted, and identification of broader themes and patterns.
Foremost, the research will focus on the content analysis of the conducted information by categorizing and discussing the propriety of the collected data by standardizing its meaning into variables that would be analyzed separately. Afterward, finding the correlative patterns on whether of if how the variables communicative perception is conducted alongside the research.
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