The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is an international multi-sport event taking place in Brazil from 5-21 August 2016. The games will be held at more than 30 venues in Rio de Janeiro, the host city for the event, as well as venues in the capital Brasilia, São Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Manaus.
Travellers who plan to visit Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games are aware that crowds will soon descend on Brazil’s metropolis on the bay. With so many people visiting Rio de Janeiro, there has been growing health and security concerns surrounding games primarily due to the convergence of an economic recession, political instability and the Zika health crisis.
As of April 18, 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 64 countries and teritories. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel alert for Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands as a result of an outbreak of the Zika virus.
Businesses sponsoring. volunteering, or simply visiting the games may be vulnerable to equipment theft, sensitive data breaches, computer hacking, employee error, and more. Business travellers should always take extra precautions to guard their cyber presence.
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