By Vladimer Svanadze
The recent global pandemic of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, has made it clear that the civilization is facing a mosaic of modern challenges and alterations. Among them, the most significant challenge appears to be origin of the new era of the Internet and subsequent Internet Technologies.
It is acknowledged that science and technology attain the precipice of development during the time of crisis connected to different exigencies such as cataclysms, pandemics, and world wars. There is no exception to COVID-19, wherein, humanity is confronted with new technological swings, mostly pertaining to the Internet and Internet technologies. Practically, major academic and work-related processes are transferred to digital space that demands humongous bandwidth of internet and seamless and reliable communication platforms such as Skype, Zoom, Facebook messenger. However, this also opens the doors to several security concerns such as cybersecurity, Internet security and stability.
About the author(s)
Dr. Vladimer Svanadze is a senior policy analyst at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Internet Development Initiative (IDI) in Georgia and also the Co-founder of the Georgian Cybersecurity Academy (CSA). He has served on several prestigious positions such as; Consultant for ‘LEPL Cybersecurity Bureau’ for the Ministry of Defense, main advisor at the State Security and Crisis Management Council at the Prime Minister Office of Georgia. He has led several projects of national importance including the drafting of the Cybersecurity Strategy and Action Plan of Georgia.