Spring 2021, No. 1, vol. 3 / Romanian Cyber Security Journal

Introduction of Cybersecurity in the Educational System

Andreea DINU

The Internet has become extremely used, representing an essential tool in society, in all areas of activity, especially in educational systems, by students. Nowadays, the main trend of the society’s evolution is the transposition of as many activities as possible in the online environment. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, most of the learning activities were carried out on dedicated online platforms. Thus, cybersecurity has become an important aspect of daily activities due to the frequent cyber threats to which society is exposed. Recently, there have been many cyber incidents, especially among students because their access to information and methods of defense against these cyber-attacks are minimal or non-existent. This paper will present the current situation regarding general knowledge in the field of cybersecurity and will discuss the current situation in educational institution. Also, some solutions that aimed at raising awareness of the need to introduce the concept of cybersecurity and defense methods against cyber-attacks will be presented.

Cybersecurity, Educational system, Educational institutions, Society, Students.

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