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Olympic cyber security down to design and testing, says BT
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:03:55 +0000 (UTC)


By Warwick Ashford
31 October 2013

The success of cyber security at the London 2012 Olympic Games is down to security by design, extensive testing, and having the right people, according to Mark Hughes, chief executive of BT Security.

"Knowing the Olympics were coming years in advance gave us a lot of time to design in security and carry out extensive testing," Hughes told attendees of the RSA Europe 2013 conference in Amsterdam.

The testing under various attack and threat scenarios included load testing of the official website, Wi-Fi networks and simulated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

DDoS attacks are popular with hacktivist groups aiming to cause disruption and were among the top threats considered for the Olympic Games.


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