The technological and legal aspects of communications and information security: a case study of the Olympic Games
by Peter Stavroulakis, Steven Stavroulakis
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 7, No. 1, 2008

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.

Online publication date: Wed, 18-Jun-2008

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