Cybersecurity’s Role in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development: Bridging Technology and Sustainability Goals


  • Scholar Chinenye Obasi University of South Wales, UK
  • Nko Okina Solomon Marshall University Huntington West Virginia, US Department: Environmental Health and Safety, USA
  • Olubunmi Adeolu Adenekan Independent Telecommunications Engineer and Data Analyst, UK.
  • Peter Simpa Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Hull, UK



This study investigates the pivotal role of cybersecurity in bolstering environmental protection and sustainable development, a critical yet underexplored nexus in contemporary research. Employing a systematic literature review and content analysis, the research scrutinizes peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, and industry reports from 2015 to 2023, sourced from databases such as IEEE Xplore, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar. The methodology is anchored in a rigorous search strategy, leveraging keywords related to cybersecurity, sustainability, and communication technologies, and adheres to defined inclusion and exclusion criteria to ensure the relevance and quality of the literature reviewed. Key findings highlight cybersecurity as an indispensable enabler of sustainable development initiatives, safeguarding the technological infrastructure essential for environmental conservation efforts. The study identifies evolving cyber threats as a significant challenge, necessitating adaptive security measures that anticipate and mitigate potential vulnerabilities. Furthermore, it underscores the opportunities presented by advanced cybersecurity technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, in enhancing the security and efficiency of sustainable practices. Strategic recommendations emphasize the need for comprehensive cybersecurity frameworks, stakeholder collaboration, cybersecurity education, and alignment with regulatory standards to fortify the resilience of sustainability initiatives against cyber threats. The study concludes that integrating robust cybersecurity measures is paramount in the pursuit of sustainable development goals, calling for ongoing vigilance, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration to navigate the complex landscape of digital threats and opportunities. This research contributes valuable insights into the critical intersection of cybersecurity and sustainability, offering a foundation for future studies and strategic initiatives aimed at securing sustainable development in the digital age.

Keywords: Cybersecurity, Sustainable Development, Environmental Protection, Advanced Security Technologies.



How to Cite

Scholar Chinenye Obasi, Nko Okina Solomon, Olubunmi Adeolu Adenekan, & Peter Simpa. (2024). Cybersecurity’s Role in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development: Bridging Technology and Sustainability Goals. Computer Science & IT Research Journal, 5(5), 1145-1177.