The Hosts Without a Team Russia has had a smooth sailing so far in the World-Cup 2018 with wins over Saudi Arabia (5-0) and Egypt (3-1). However, going forward it will be extremely hard for Russia to progress any further in the World Cup, and, if they are lucky, go past the second round. To […]
Concerns remain over the safety of fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, especially England’s fans. Tuesday senior police officer for soccer, Mark Roberts, spoke before a parliament’s foreign affairs committee assuring lawmakers Russia was prepared to handle security for the multi-day, multi-venue event. As Russia provides assurances it is prepared to ensure […]
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report April 26th indicating nearly 1600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) occurred in 2016. The violations involved athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports. The report analyzed a total of 229, 514 samples from WADA accredited laboratories accounting for 1,595 ADRVs. The majority of the violations, […]
Our 2018 c-Watch Training program is set to begin April 30th. As in our past course offerings, our students can attend from any location and log-in at a time that is convenient. Our offering of 10-weeks with a follow-on Pop-Up Security Operations Center (SOC) exercise allows students the opportunity to get access to practicing professionals […]
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 […]
An investigation in 2016 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of state sponsored doping resulting in the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) being banned from international events.
A verbal altercation between a Canadian delegation member and Russian coach has garnered the attention of Fancy Bears resulting in a February 7th post on their site chastising Canada’s efforts in the previous winter games in addition to covering up an athlete’s doping activities during the Olympic Games in Rio. The incident occurred early […]
A timeline of interference
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 […]
Cybersecurity during the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
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 […]
The International Olympic Commission has sanctioned the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia.
Once again Russian doping is a key topic at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). And once again the IOC bans Russian athletes from competing. This time it is the 2018 Winter Games scheduled for February. The IOC’s actions follow a 17-month investigation of Russian manipulation of testing during the 2014 Sochi Games, during which The […]
The geopolitics of sports - reaching new levels of manipulation
Geopolitical uncertainties in regional relations threaten the long-term planning efforts of major sporting events. 2018 Winter Olympics There are currently growing concerns about the heated rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea about the impact on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As of Nov. 16, organizers say they’ve hit just 41% of their sales […]