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 […]

IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles

IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect people’s lives around the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are strengthening their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, sport and active recreation, as a tool for health across the globe. Through the new Cooperation Agreement […]

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 […]

Sports Events: An Early Warning System for Cyber Attacks

OlympicDestroyer is Back and the Target Should Concern Us All

Sports Events: An Early Warning System for Cyber Attacks

Olympic Destroyer, Campaign1 Hours before the 2018 Winter Olympics in February 2018 the computing systems of several high-profile Olympics sponsors, organizers, and facility operators were infected with malware that spread worm-like through their networks.  That malware, dubbed OlympicDestroyer (OD), was found to be a computer worm that was a Wiper. Wipers are a class of […]

Why Soccer is Still Not a Prime Time Sport in the U.S.

It is quite possible that soccer will eventually make it to the U.S. mainstream.

Why Soccer is Still Not a Prime Time Sport in the U.S.

Soccer has an estimated 4 billion fans around the world, while American football doesn’t even crack the top 10 most popular sports worldwide. There are 234 international soccer teams (207 are recognized by FIFA), while there are only approximately 60 professional teams worldwide that play American football. The numbers are clear: soccer is the most […]

Russian Interference In Time

A timeline of interference

Russian Interference In Time

A useful exercise in evaluating the long-term effects of Russian interference in the culture of other sovereign nations is the visualization of the long-term ‘hacking’ of government and industry websites. This serves as a surrogate for visualizing the information warfare that has been occurring since, at least, 2008. By analogy, and with reference to the […]

Russian Athletes Might be Reinstated: Available for Competition

Russian Athletes Might be Reinstated: Available for Competition

On the cusp of the IAAF world championships London games next month, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) may reinstate the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) in early August.  ARAF membership was severely impacted by the 2015 report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that exposed systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia.  The issue was so […]

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

Despite the plethora of problems currently facing Brazil, the host country was able to win several gold medals during the Olympics. Brazil won its first medal of the Games in judo after Rafaela Silva won against Mongolia’s Sumiya Dorjsuren. Silva is Brazil’s first world champion in the sport, but she was disqualified from the 2012 […]

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

There is no shortage of controversies at this year’s Olympics, whether they are caused by the athletes, the organizing committees, or someone else. The IOC sent home Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby for refusing to shake his Israeli competitor Or Sasson’s hand after losing to him on Friday. When called back to the floor to […]

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