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IOC Announces Creation Of Panel On Cyber Security, Other Tech Issues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 25 / 17

The IOC today announced the creation of a new 13-member panel on cyber security. The organization said the new commission will guide the "IOC's strategy for information security, including cyber-security." It also will make recommendations for an "appropriate strategy for the effective, secure and s...

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