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Athens Olympics braced for wave of cyberattacks

But organisers claim the biggest threat is physical, not IT, breach. The Athens Olympics organisers are bracing themselves for a wave of cyberattacks once the games are under way, but insist that a physical breach of security still represents the biggest threat. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) outsourced its IT to Atos Origin for the four winter and summer games that began with the Salt Lake City winter games in 2002 and will end with Beijing in 2008. Atos Origin said the Olympics IT network was subject to “hundreds” of external probes and attacks in Salt Lake City and it is expecting similar levels of attention from hackers this summer in Athens. Yan Noblot, information security manager at Atos Origin, told silicon.com: “We caught a lot of internet activity such as people scanning the firewall.” In Athens his team will be responsible for sifting through some 200,000 alerts from system logs each day and prioritising them into ones that need investigation. Full Story

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