Hackers trained by Tokyo Olympics organizers to fight cyberattacks

The organizing committee of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has trained 220 IT security experts or so-called white hat hackers to protect the games from cyberattacks, officials said Monday. Those “ethical hackers” now working for the organizing committee are mostly employees of Japanese companies, including Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and NEC Corp. They participated in an extensive training program developed by a technology research institute on the assumption the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, due to be held July 23, and other events that would draw worldwide at…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly