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by Dave Gradijan

Avaya’s Silence at World Cup is Best Defense

Jun 19, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

In order to protect its World Cup network system, Avaya has taken a vow of silence, reports.

By releasing less information about its systems than in past soccer tournaments, Avaya is happy to report that there have been no significant threats to security so far, the article states.

“Before we issued detailed network plans,” said Doug Gardner, managing director of Avaya’s Fifa World Cup program. “In the 2002 and 2005 Confederations Cup, we let out too much information. … The marketers were getting ahead of the engineers. Hackers with knowledge of how the network was set up could wreak havoc. We’ve learned lessons and have been a bit quieter this time.” reports that Avaya plans to issue a white paper after the event is over.

Read more about the World Cup at Security Watch at the World Cup.

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Compiled by Paul Kerstein