Olympic Games Update

Olympic Games Update

With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021 The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at today’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule. This marks a significant step […]

For almost one in five consumers, social ratings come at a cost, Kaspersky report finds

For almost one in five consumers, social ratings come at a cost, Kaspersky report finds

Woburn, MA – June 24, 2020 – Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings, has uncovered that 18% of consumers globally have experienced issues accessing financial services because of an assessment of their social media information by scoring systems. While such social scoring systems have become more widespread and are already implemented in many countries […]

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 […]

Women more cyber secure than Men

Women  more cyber secure than Men

In a study published on April 29th by online password manager NordPass, they study found that men fall victim to cybercrime more than women. The research found that women used were more likely than men to create very unique passwords. This seemed to be a surprise by Nord Pass researchers who used a survey of […]

COVID-19 Data Breach

COVID-19 Data Breach

The British company Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR) was attacked by the group behind the Maze ransomware attacks. Hammersmith was a standby facility that would perform medical trials on COVID-19 vaccines that have been created. According to Hammersmith’s website, since 1993, they have conducted over 650 early-phase trials. With an average of 30-40 trials per year, […]

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

April 29, 2019 Sport has long been a forum for measuring oneself, one’s community, one’s nation against all others.  Competitions provide social standing, community pride, and international recognition for the teams, their fans, and even their nations.  International games have become a moral and culturally acceptable confrontations that serve as proxies to open conflict; allowing […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Strategic and Critical Thinking Lens of World Cup Russia 2018

A Strategic and Critical Thinking Lens of World Cup Russia 2018

Like the Sochi Winter Games, the immediate aftermath of the 2018 World Cup is likely to be favorable toward Russia.  But, like the doping controversy that resulted in the barring of Russian athletes from several major sports competitions after Sochi, time will tell whether Russia’s hosting of soccer’s global extravaganza will be deemed a success. […]

New And Emerging ISAOs Roundtable

New And Emerging ISAOs Roundtable

The ISAO Standards organization is holding an online seminar series on new and emerging issues that ISAOs are facing.  This month’s session is scheduled for April 26th.  The topic will be CISA Plus Confidentiality:  How to Integrate Interdisciplinary Cyberlaw Support into an ISAO. Guest speaker Doug DePeppe, a cyberlaw practitioner with military and homeland security […]