Watch for Cybersecurity Games at the Tokyo Olympics

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The cybersecurity professionals guarding the Summer Olympics are facing at least as much competition as the athletes, and their failure could have steeper ramifications.

It was a close call, but the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics almost ended before it started. A harmful cyberattack threatened to cause severe disruptions to the opening ceremony and the subsequent sporting events. Fortunately, a sleepless night at the Olympics’ technology operations center allowed for a speedy and efficient incident response process.