Expo 2020 Dubai has decided to adopt innovative cybersecurity strategies to protect the event from cyber attacks, regards both physical infrastructure and the set of technological infrastructures.
The event will feature a technological ecosystem capable of supporting over 200 participants, including 191 countries, each with their own pavilion, as well as companies, organizations, academic institutions and millions of visitors from all over the world.
The biggest challenge is being able to protect and manage an event that extends over 4.38 km2 and includes over 130 buildings interconnected through a smart building management system.
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a surge in cyberattacks in the Middle East. UAE in particular saw a 250% increase in attacks last year, according to the Emirati government’s chief of cybersecurity.
The event is expected to attract 25 million visitors over the six-month period between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, certainly a greedy prey for cybercriminals.
But Expo 2020 Dubai is working with its technology partners to provide visitors with a smart, safe and secure experience.
Siemens, the main partner for the digitization of Expo’s infrastructures, will connect more than 130 facilities to its smart building technologies, controlling them via a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) operating system.
This will manage and monitor all systems including air conditioning, air quality, energy consumption, fire alarms, elevators and lighting.
Everything has been planned so every aspect will be managed by improving energy efficiency and maximizing safety and comfort for visitors.
Digital14, the official cybersecurity provider, on the other hand will take care of continuous cyber monitoring, risk assessment, incident response and digital forensic analysis to ensure Expo 2020 Dubai is one of the safest and most technologically secure world exhibitions. safe never kept.
The IT security of Expo 2020’s entire digital platform, including the applications and data it supports, will be continuously supervised to safeguard the information of millions of visitors and more than 200 international participants.
Now, we only have to plan a nice and safe visit to EXPO 2020.