F1 strengthens cybersecurity with Herjavec Group deal

The cyber operations company will protect the series from cyber threats.

F1 strengthens cybersecurity with Herjavec Group deal

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  • Herjavec Group to lead on planning cybersecurity initiatives
  • F1's technical centre will be secured from threats

Formula One has announced a partnership with cyber operations firm Herjavec Group which will become the series' official cyber security services partner.

The group, which has a history in protecting global enterprises from cyber threats, will use its remote cloud operations centre to detect and prevent possible security threats to Formula One.

Herjavec Group will provide support to the series in three areas. Crucially, it will secure the Formula One, technical centre, a travelling hub that supports race operations and supplies race analysis, security event logs and threat intelligence information.

The company’s solutions will also be used to detect and prevent threats in the areas of corporate operations, digital platforms, as well as mission critical assets.

Finally, Herjavec Group will lead initiatives in planning, privacy and access management and emergency preparedness as part of the deal.

"We needed a partner with industry-wide expertise, a global perspective and the ability to scale alongside our digital transformations – trackside, across our corporate operations, and in the entertainment space," said Chris Roberts, head of IT infrastructure at Formula One.

"We chose to partner with Herjavec Group because they excel in security at scale and we are confident in their ability to support us in protecting our infrastructure as we continue to expand our leadership as the pinnacle of motorsport.”

The 2021 Formula One season begins on 26th March at Bahrain International Circuit.