Creating the Population’s Situational Awareness of the State/Status and Threats of Covid-19 By Using Modern Information Technology

Piotr Zaskorski
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 3, 397-423, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1890


The paper attempts to systematically present the problem of creating the desired level of situational awareness of the population by indicating the possibility of a comprehensive approach to the threats, evaluation of the risk associated with the materialisation of these threats and its impact on the state of situational awareness. Based on this analysis, it was proposed to model the possibilities of counteracting the effects of risk through the use of modern information technologies, including the integration of the information database on threats, with particular emphasis on the Things Internet platform and Big-Data class systems. Against this background, the role of multi-faceted exploration of data on threats, the intensity and directions of their spread has been highlighted. This applies in particular to the promotion of the level of situational awareness not only of the society but also of local-level, state-level and international-level authorities and organisations managing the crisis under COVID-19 conditions. However any threats and disruptions to information systems directed to the population can cause confusion and chaos, which can naturally result in a real risk of reduced ability by various entities and the whole society, or by selected communities, to perform their tasks.

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