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IT security faces Olympian challenge

With a little over two months until the 2004 Olympiad flies off the starting blocks, systems integrator Atos Origin – the company responsible for managing the world’s largest sports technology project – insists that no Trojan, worm or virus will bring the games to a standstill. But with 10,500 computers, 450 servers, 450 Unix boxes, 4,000 results terminals and a predicted 200,000 security alerts a day, the IT organisers face an Olympian challenge of their own. Builders might be working around the clock to finish the roof on the main stadium, but most of the IT projects have been finished for months and are now undergoing 200,000 hours of testing, using 5,000 test cases. Around 10,000 defects will be found and corrected prior to the Games, with a team throwing everything possible at the systems to test their resilience to all considered IT security threats. Full Story

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