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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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