Experts On Tokyo Olympic Games: A potential Hotspot for Cybercrime

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may have officially started, but concerns regarding potential attacks and the cybersecurity of the event are growing rapidly. Already we have seen a false alarm from a Japanese government official on a potential data leak caused by Tokyo 2020 as well as the FBI issuing a warning of threat actors potentially targeting the games.

Experts Comments

July 27, 2021
Stephen Bradford
SVP EMEA
SailPoint

The Olympics is a potential hotspot for cybercrime. Even though the games will be spectator-less, there will be a flux of people coming to Tokyo: journalists, foreign officials, and, of course, athletes will add to the 117 million active internet users in Japan. Criminals will take advantage if people are not protecting themselves. To keep criminals at bay, there must be significant focus on identity access management. By taking identity governance a step further and employing identity

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The Olympics is a potential hotspot for cybercrime. Even though the games will be spectator-less, there will be a flux of people coming to Tokyo: journalists, foreign officials, and, of course, athletes will add to the 117 million active internet users in Japan. Criminals will take advantage if people are not protecting themselves. To keep criminals at bay, there must be significant focus on identity access management. By taking identity governance a step further and employing identity analytics, it will allow Tokyo 2020 to detect rogue activity quickly – resulting in a safer experience for all.

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