The biggest IT security concern for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is not cyber attacks, but losing real-time data, according to Patrick Adiba, CEO of the Iberia region for IT services company Atos.
Atos is the Worldwide IT partner for the Olympic Games, and Adiba manages that relationship for the company. He stressed that although cyber attacks are an important concern, a bigger one for Atos is any loss of real-time data and the management of personal data. "The biggest threats are losing accurate data and protecting and managing personal data from the event," said Abida. Adiba's comments come a few weeks after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said that this year's Olympics "will not be immune to cyber attacks by those who would seek to disrupt the Games".