IT security is a top priority at the Olympics

Friday, 18 June 2004, 4:21 PM EST

Managing IT security for this summer's Olympic Games, an event that will draw some 200,000 visitors to various venues in Athens, is no easy task.

The person in charge must be prepared for any eventuality and must ensure that the team, which will include 3,400 permanent staff and volunteers, is safe and secure.

The former head of IT security for this summer's Olympic Games has already raised concerns about depending on volunteers to operate the event's technology.

Dayle Wheeler told Computing that, even with formal police and government background checks, it is impossible to be certain about the status of the Games' 3,000 volunteer workers.

By Mark Samuels at vnunet.

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