— Published 14 April 2021

A new partner for cybersecurity

After the FDJ and Le Coq Sportif, the organising committee for the Paris 2024 Games has had a new partner since Tuesday, April 13th. The American Cisco, present in the Olympic universe since the London Games in 2012, joins the OCOG as an Official Partner, the second in the marketing program. Cisco accompanied the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will accompany those of Tokyo 2020, as an official network infrastructure partner. For Paris 2024, the American giant will expand its role by also providing cybersecurity infrastructure and video conferencing software. According to a press release from the OCOG, its presence will “secure competition venues, allow exchanges between volunteers and connect fans to athletes, so that everyone can share and experience the emotions of the event in an unprecedented way“. The amount of the contract was not disclosed. But the OCOG reassessed its cybersecurity budget last December, bringing it to 17 million euros. “Cisco is a world leader in networking equipment, cybersecurity infrastructure and collaboration“, said Tony Estanguet, President of the OCOG. “Its expertise allows us to meet the challenge of digital trust. There is no doubt that we will be attacked. From this perspective, there should be no loopholes in any possible entry, within collaborators, softwares, and the ecosystem“.