A New Age of Data Rights Enforcement

A New Age of Data Rights Enforcement

By Douglas DePeppe, Esq., Co-Founder – Sports ISAO Sports-ISAO has been engaged in cyber-attacker hunting (and social media abuser hunting) for many years. Over this time, a change in attack type has been observed. The scaling of cybercrime has led to increased sophistication concerning ‘the business of cybercrime’, and the recognition among cyberattackers that one-to-many […]

Cybersecurity Basics for Athletes

Cybersecurity Basics for Athletes

By: B. Rhodes, Sports-ISAO In our increasingly complex world, it always good go back to the basics from time-to-time.  This especially true for athletes, whose livelihood is their personal brand on the internet.  From that perspective, personal athlete brands online includes: websites (owned/official, sponsored/sponsors, or governing bodies), social media personas (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), and email […]

Web Scraping of Sports Information

Web Scraping of Sports Information

Guest Posts by Gabriel Cano   Recently Data Scientist Gabriel Cano applied a systematic web scrapping approach to collecting data on individual athletes in Basketball.  His two-part series is a primer on how to aggregate these valuable data on sporting events. Web Scraping NBA Data with Pandas, BeautifulSoup, and RegEx (Pt. 1) Web Scraping NBA […]

UN Office of Counter Terrorism for Sporting Events

UN Office of Counter Terrorism for Sporting Events

Youth resilience is recognized as an enabler of sustainable development in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in Security Council resolution 2419 (2018) on Youth, Peace and Security, as well as in General Assembly resolution 73/24 on Sport. A significant component of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism and its partners’ work will be devoted to promoting sports and […]

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

by Stephen H. Campbell This is Part I of a two-part series on China. Part I focuses on espionage.  US and UK intelligence agencies recently warned healthcare organizations about nation-state efforts to steal intellectual property related to research on vaccines and treatments for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Multiple countries are engaged in this espionage. Why? Beyond […]

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Two interns of the c-Watch Program (a cyber threat intelligence training curriculum) recently read another intern’s article that was posted to the Sports-ISAO blog. That article declared “Russia is the globe’s reigning World Champion of Hack and Hype”.The term “Hack and Hype” refers to Russia’s tactic of coupling hacking with disinformation, all as part of […]

Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Summer Intensive

Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Summer Intensive

The Sports-ISAO will be conducting our 6th online training for cyber threat hunters and social media threat analysts beginning June 22, 2020.  We accept applicants from undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the United States for three integrated tracks: Cyber observable threat hunting (COTH) and social media threat hunting (SMTH), Tools training and workflow integration, and […]

Graph-Based Sports Data Discovery

Graph-Based Sports Data Discovery

A graph database is a database designed to treat the relationships between data as equally important to the data itself. It is intended to hold data without constricting it to a pre-defined model. Instead, the data is stored like we first draw it out – showing how each individual entity connects with or is related […]

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