IOC creates advisory panel for cyber security after hack

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Several months after a confidential document in its investigation of Russian doping was hacked and leaked, the IOC has announced the creation of a new panel on cyber security.

The International Olympic Committee gave details of its Digital and Technology Commission on Tuesday.

Concerns about security this year prompted World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren to seek assurances before continuing to help an IOC-appointed group verifying his Russian evidence.

The IOC says its new commission will guide ''the IOC's strategy for information security, including cyber-security.''

It will also make recommendations for ''an appropriate strategy for the effective, secure and sustainable use of technology'' for the Olympic Games.

The IOC says the 13-member commission includes local police chief Jacques Antenen, who also works with European soccer body UEFA.

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