The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has tapped a domestic security services firm to become its official cybersecurity and software solutions provider. Security firm Qi An Xin Group announced last week that it has agreed to become a major sponsor in the upcoming event.
The online security firm revealed that it will be providing anti-virus software and other cybersecurity services during the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The secretary-general of the organizing committee, Han Zirong, mentioned in a statement that its partnership with Qi An Xin should ensure that the event will have a reduced risk of online attacks and other cybersecurity risks. The event itself will also serve as a huge opportunity for Qi An Xin, which can showcase its services and grow its brand, giving it a competitive advantage in the industry.
With the increased use of advanced technologies such as high-speed internet, artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), and learning software, online safety is becoming a major concern amongst connected people and institutions. This has created a very lucrative new sector for companies that offer comprehensive online security services.
The upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will utilize a number of advanced technologies to improve the efficiency and experience of both athletes and visitors alike. The use of these technologies will pose a unique threat as it can be used by those with malicious intent to wreak havoc.
Qi An Xin Group Chairman, Qi Xiandong, stated that cybersecurity at this day and age has become a requirement for major events. The Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is particularly vulnerable to online attacks, which means that have a strong cybersecurity defense will be necessary and vital to its success.
Cyber attacks onsite and offsite will be of particular concern for the company, which is why it is preparing to make substantial investments in the months leading to the event. Qi An Xin Group stated that it may be employing up to 3,000 people during the event itself to ensure that it covers all possible vulnerabilities.
The cybersecurity firm explained that the current system used by the Olympic event organizers is not subject alteration and the company will not be given the opportunity to screen the network service providers that will be used during the event. This will apparently be a big challenge for the company but it stated that it is prepared to overcome that obstacle.