Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Will web connections fail to cross the line during the Olympics?

There has been much talk about cyber-attackers planning to disrupt the forthcoming Games. However, a bigger threat will come from the unprecedented demand that will hit networks and web connections during this period.  

The major risks at the Olympics will come from the huge surge of web traffic that will occur as millions of sports fans stream events during the working day. This unprecedented demand will put many networks under a huge amount of pressure and some connections could simply grind to a halt which will impact on businesses throughout the UK.  

In addition, whilst the major broadcasting networks have good security measures in place, there is lots of potential for malware to be attached to videos from YouTube and other sharing sites and the positive publicity surrounding the games is likely to mean that people will be less discriminating about the items they choose to watch.  This could result in a huge surge of IT problems for both personal and business users during the Games.

Not sure what your views are, but it would be great to find out……..