Video: Cyber security at the Beijing Olympics

IT guardians win gold

IT guardians win gold

The security team that kept the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games IT systems on track has revealed how it coped with the millions of alerts it received every day.

Vladan Todorovic and Marc Llanes Badia, information security managers at Atos Origin, the Games' worldwide IT partner, explain how, faced with 12 million alerts per day, the team used in-house risk management technology to reduce this to just 90 critical alarms.