Title: The technological and legal aspects of communications and information security: a case study of the Olympic Games

Authors: Peter Stavroulakis, Steven Stavroulakis

Addresses: ECE, Technical University of Crete, Greece. ' B11, Old Terrace, Glen Eyre Halls, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 3ZE, Hampshire, UK

Abstract: In this paper, we present the technological and legal aspects of Communications and Information Security as they apply to the design of secure large-scale telecommunications systems. The example that is used has been implemented successfully in the recent 2004 Athens Olympic Games. The seven-layer Open System Interconnect (OSI) model is used to indicate the main system vulnerabilities and the way that those can be faced layer by layer with reference to security. The relevant legal framework that applies in such cases is also presented. A specific application is proposed in a telemedicine environment and it is shown that it can have similar applications to general Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

Keywords: information security; OSI model; network layer; transport layer; getaway; video transmission; communications; Olympic Games; Athens Olympics; telemedicine; large-scale telecommunications; open systems interconnect; secure telecommunications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2008.018803

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2008 Vol.7 No.1, pp.68 - 82

Published online: 18 Jun 2008 *

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