• Krasimira Staneva University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Martin Marinov University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Bulgaria


EMF, human health, information security, TEMPEST, cyber resilience


The article presents the results of a non-standard study concerning the impact of electromagnetic waves
through which data are transmitted in cyberspace on two elements of the national security system - public health and
information security. Cyberspace as a global network of interconnected information and communication systems
operates through physical systems and infrastructure—hardware, routers, hubs, telecommunications networks,
computer systems, and all Internet-connected devices, including medical. The impact of digital connectivity on
socio-economic development is multidirectional. For the economy, it has access to existing markets and creates new
ones.. In the business sphere, an efficient connection is made between human resources and the resources needed by
the production process, and in the social sphere, publicly accessible services are provided through online portals. In
our study, public health has a special status because of the critical information related to the health and safety of
human life, which creates, manages and controls all processes related to material production. A mechanism by
which EMF affects the environment and human health is described. The sources of radio frequency fields and their
biological effects are discussed. A growing trend towards the manifestation of chronic fatigue and stress among
active users of smart technologies is outlined and solutions for health prevention of the young generation are
proposed. Cyberspace provides a strategic advantage, and for this in the field of cyber security, the likely causes of
cyber risks are described, which are related to the fusion of critical and non-critical technologies, increased volume
of personal and sensitive data generated, dependence on third-party managed service providers, leakage of
information under influence of EMF on the example of the TEMPEST attacks. Good practices for prevention and
cyber resilience are analyzed.


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How to Cite

Staneva, K., & Marinov, M. (2022). IMPACT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ON INFORMATION SECURITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH. KNOWLEDGE - International Journal , 53(3), 473–479. Retrieved from