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) Social Media Threat Hunting (SMTH) Cyber Threat Analyst Cell (CTAC) Previous applicants […]

Athletes and COVID-19

Athletes and COVID-19

On March 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee in a joint statement told the world that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021 due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19. The Olympics just like industry events around the world, made the decision due to safety of the […]

New Olympic Dates

New Olympic Dates

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed […]

List of world sports events cancelled by COVID-19 (Update)

List of world sports events cancelled by COVID-19 (Update)

Sports-ISAO posted a week ago concerning basketball cancellations happening around the world. As the outbreak of COVID-19 becomes more severe, sporting bodies are cancelling events for safety reasons. Reuters.com recently compiled a list of cancelled events which are categorized by the sport or event. Another complete list is from TalkSport and they include events like […]

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

Putin plays chess. His years in the KGB taught him patience and planning.  He plays the long game, he positions his pieces and waits for the perfect moment to strike. The World Cup has proven to be an outstanding publicity coup for Putin.  It was foreshadowed with fear for attendee’s safety.  British media and UK officials […]

Putin’s World Cup Miscalculation

Putin’s World Cup Miscalculation

Media pundits and geopolitical scholars have compared Putin’s World Cup to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, asserting that the global spectacle of the World Cup is primarily a propaganda effort by Putin’s Russia.  Indeed, the Sochi Olympic Games were just held in 2014, and Putin sought to grandstand his nation through a deceitful athlete doping and […]

The Winter Games in Korea and Support from Sports-ISAO

The Winter Games in Korea and Support from Sports-ISAO

Since the Opening Ceremony, Sports-ISAO has demonstrated a public-private partnership (PPP) model that has been engaged in supporting government and commercial efforts to help defend against cyber threats.  Part of the Sports-ISAO effort has incorporated its intelligence crowdsourcing method, involving vetted university students that Sports-ISAO previously trained through its partnership with the c-Watch Program. Sports-ISAO […]

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang

Cybersecurity during the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang

Guest Post by:  Abhimanyu Dev   As we step into the second month of 2018, the Winter Olympics, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just around the corner. The opening ceremony kicks off on the 9th of February 2018. The schedule for the events can be found here. The Winter Olympics will have 2800 […]

Three-Time Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas Becomes First Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment

Three-Time Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas Becomes First Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment

Gabby Douglas, a three-time Olympic medalist, competed in the 2012 Beijing and the 2016 Rio Olympics and faced cyberbullying and social media criticism both times. To combat cyberbullying and harassment, she became the first Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment, which is an initiative aimed at taking “a stand against online harassment.”[1]   Douglas faced criticism […]

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