Preparing Security for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar looks primed and ready to host the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022 and will become the first Middle Eastern country to host the world’s biggest sporting tournament. The World Cup always draws in big crowds, which makes the subject of security particularly relevant.

Russia was the last World Cup host and they reportedly dealt with over 25 million different cyberattacks during the tournament. Whether it is malware, phishing, or other online scams, cybercrime is an ever-present threat, especially during high-profile events.

Qatar will be implementing numerous countermeasures to defend against cybercrime, the biggest being Project Stadia, an initiative designed to help Interpol member countries effectively collaborate and execute security preparations during major sports events.

The project covers key areas such as physical security and cyber security and brings global experts together to discuss methods of security. Project Stadia is designed to work across borders and help other countries, such as the UK, to co-operate with cybersecurity efforts.

On-site security
During the World Cup in Russia, the Government installed a number of policies to crack down on antisocial and disorderly behaviour, from enforcing a heavy police presence to restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol.

Qatar, however, intends to use technology to assess threats before they become a problem. From facial recognition scanners to CCTV surveillance, Qatar officials are looking to keep an eye on events from afar rather than through a heavy security presence.

The Tala2 Project is the pinnacle of Qatar’s security and surveillance efforts creating an all-in-one surveillance platform for all of the CCTV cameras in the region. Moreover, it includes functions such as night-vision and solar panels to make for a more efficient surveillance system.

The upcoming World Cup in 2022 promises to be a safe, secure, and memorable experience for fans and it is clear that the Government has taken positive steps to ensure the safety and security of everyone attending the tournament.

At Priavo Security, we are working to add an extra layer of reassurance for our clients that are attending – with journey management and travel risk services to ensure they arrive in-country safely and securely. We are also providing executive protection operatives and secure vehicles throughout the duration of the tournament – ensuring our clients remain safe at all times.

If you require our services or for more information on our event security services email or call +44 (0) 20 7315 4221.

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