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SC showcases cybersecurity readiness ahead of 2022 WC

SC showcases cybersecurity 
readiness ahead of 2022 WC

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) showcased its cybersecurity preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 during Oman’s Future Tech Summit and Expo, which was held earlier this month.
During her presentation, Maryam Al Muftah, the SC’s IT Director, highlighted the importance of cybersecurity preparations and the challenges that come with hosting a mega sporting event, such as the potential for cybercrime, data security breaches and information systems failure. Al Muftah drew examples from recent FIFA World Cup tournaments and Olympic Games, when organisers were targeted by sophisticated online scams.
Al Muftah said: “It is likely threats will increase as we draw nearer to the tournament, meaning it will be necessary to build our cybersecurity skillset, grow compliance and maintain all our current capabilities. We have developed strong partnerships with major cybersecurity partners and will continue to nurture these relationships. We all need to be vigilant and continue to expand our expertise to tackle all aspects of this issue.”
Al Muftah added: “Based on the experience of previous mega sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup and Olympics, we have to anticipate the same players and adversaries will look to target Qatar 2022.”