Event / Presentation Title

Cybercrime and the 2012 London Olympics

Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Burlington, Vermont

Start Date

22-5-2009 9:00 AM

Abstract

The London 2012 Olympics is just three years away and the clock is ticking to put in place plans get it right. The potential for cybercrime to cause harm during this event is very great; harm to national reputation, harm to the reputation to the Olympic movement, and harm to individuals competing, watching or officiating. This paper considers the need to address these risks by taking a look at what has happened in the past at sporting events and the rising wave of electronic security threats and fraud facilitated by computers at recent Olympics. The problems for law enforcement are discussed surrounding the need to capture and preserve computer forensics data from such a complex live system. The paper concludes by considering the remaining imponderable factors which remain for groups being established by the UK Government to consider.

Keywords Cybercrime, Forensics, Olympics, London, 2012

 
May 22nd, 9:00 AM

Cybercrime and the 2012 London Olympics

Burlington, Vermont

The London 2012 Olympics is just three years away and the clock is ticking to put in place plans get it right. The potential for cybercrime to cause harm during this event is very great; harm to national reputation, harm to the reputation to the Olympic movement, and harm to individuals competing, watching or officiating. This paper considers the need to address these risks by taking a look at what has happened in the past at sporting events and the rising wave of electronic security threats and fraud facilitated by computers at recent Olympics. The problems for law enforcement are discussed surrounding the need to capture and preserve computer forensics data from such a complex live system. The paper concludes by considering the remaining imponderable factors which remain for groups being established by the UK Government to consider.

Keywords Cybercrime, Forensics, Olympics, London, 2012