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Security Watch at the World Cup

Jul 06, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

This June marks the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the four-year culmination of an international cycle of competition to determine who the best soccer team is. (Most of the world calls it football.) A global microscope has been focused on the European nation to see how it handles ever-growing security concerns in a world that has been turned upside down by terrorism, hooliganism and information security breaches. And that’s just the beginning.Follow security-related news and read our event-security resources here on’s exclusive World Cup page.Recent News:World Cup Security Considered a Great Success – Posted July 12, 2006Italy in World Cup Finals Amid Italian Soccer Fraud – Posted July 5, 2006World Cup Fans Asked to Show Support, Nicely – Posted June 30, 2006Racism Claims Taint World Cup – Posted June 29, 2006Germans Keep Close Eye on Suspected Islamic Militants – Posted June 28, 2006World Cup Security Plan Working as Planned – Posted June 22, 2006

World Cup Stadium Patrolled by Robots – Posted June 20, 2006

“Naked World Cup” Worm Lures Victims  – Posted June 20

Avaya’s Silence at World Cup is Best Defense – Posted June 19, 2006

Firms Threatened With Fines over Web Broadcasts – Posted June 14, 2006

World Cup Fans Killed for Cheering Loudly – Posted June 14, 2006

Fraudsters Drink From the World Cup – Posted June 13, 2006

English Fans Mostly Sedate at World Cup – Posted June 12, 2006FIFA Ready for Hacker Attack – Posted June 9, 2006FIFA Keeps Watchful Eye on Betting Scandals – Posted June 8, 2006U.S. Soccer Team Gets Tight Security in Germany – Posted June 8, 2006World Cup: Human Factor is Key to Security – Posted June 8, 2006World Cup Police Welcomed in Germany – Posted June 8, 2006Security Scores Big at World Cup Tournament – Posted May 26, 2006 – Posted May 25, 2006Related Articles:

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