Paper Number

1829

Paper Type

Complete Research Paper

Abstract

This study explores the intricate relationship among migration influx, cybersecurity maturity, and wellbeing of nations using the lens of vulnerability framework. Per the Securitization theory, migration influx compels nations bolster their cybersecurity maturity, which, in turn, basis the Conservation of Resources theory, entails improvement in their wellbeing. Through an extensive analysis of country-level data taken across four years, we provide considerable empirical evidence in support of the above proposition. Our results indicate that cybersecurity maturity mediates the positive association between migration influx and national wellbeing. Supplementary analysis for European countries facing the current migration influx reveals similar trends. Interestingly, when these countries implement additional policies to strengthen cybersecurity, their national wellbeing automatically receives a natural boost. Thus, there is a need for comprehensive exploration of the repercussions of evolving cybersecurity dynamics on national wellbeing in the face of increasing human mobility. Policymakers and national institutions may take note of it.

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WHEN MIGRATION INFLUX MANDATES HIGHER CYBERSECURITY MATURITY, DO NATIONS FEEL BETTER? A CROSS-COUNTRY EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

This study explores the intricate relationship among migration influx, cybersecurity maturity, and wellbeing of nations using the lens of vulnerability framework. Per the Securitization theory, migration influx compels nations bolster their cybersecurity maturity, which, in turn, basis the Conservation of Resources theory, entails improvement in their wellbeing. Through an extensive analysis of country-level data taken across four years, we provide considerable empirical evidence in support of the above proposition. Our results indicate that cybersecurity maturity mediates the positive association between migration influx and national wellbeing. Supplementary analysis for European countries facing the current migration influx reveals similar trends. Interestingly, when these countries implement additional policies to strengthen cybersecurity, their national wellbeing automatically receives a natural boost. Thus, there is a need for comprehensive exploration of the repercussions of evolving cybersecurity dynamics on national wellbeing in the face of increasing human mobility. Policymakers and national institutions may take note of it.

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