The 27th World University Summer Games in Kazan was the first Universiade, and
even more, the first high-profile multi-sport event in the history of modern Russia.
Therefore, it was important that the Universiade in Kazan should be arranged and held
up to the mark. Safety of athletes and guests and IT infrastructure security was a must.
As for the cybersecurity of the event, it was challenged by such factors as heightened
public interest in the event, a record breaking traffic to the official website of 2013
Summer Universiade kazan2013.com/ru
, a vast number of users of internal IT systems
including remote ones. And above all, the international character of the event meant
high reputation risks in case of major IT security incidents.