Securing the UK's cyber defences on an Olympic scale

Andrew Elwell

This week the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and other banking organisations carried out a city-wide test to understand the level of disruption caused by a major cyber attack during the London 2012 Olympics. 87 banks, including RBS, Barclays and HSBC took part in scenarios ranging from the failure to withdraw cash from ATM machines to the shutdown of the internet. An FSA spokesman said the tests were "carried out to assess and improve the resilience of the financial services sector, duri...
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