Russian Intelligence Services & the World Cup

Russian Intelligence Services & the World Cup

As Russia prepares for the World Cup, attendees should prepare as well.  Attendees should pay particular attention to personal security, both physical and cyber.  Concerns about physical security and possible violence against attendees are the topic of discussion among many, especially in Britain.  However, protection of fans, athletes and reporters in cyberspace is just as […]

English Fan’s Safety at World Cup Remains a Concern

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 […]

Briefing for the Athletic Industry on the Fancy Bears Threat

After the Experian Hack athletes on the world stage are even more exposed.

Briefing for the Athletic Industry on the Fancy Bears Threat

Guest Post By Yomphana Adams   The Fancy Bears hacks and dox releases this summer highlight the need for advanced planning briefing in the athletic industry.  The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, the Football Association and FIFA were impacted by Fancy Bear actions.  In July prior to the IAAF World Championship in […]

Major League Baseball Needs Threat Intel Sharing

Major League Baseball Needs Threat Intel Sharing

  The Internet has become as much a part of our lives as the air we breathe.  According to Joe Inzerillo, vice president and CTO for Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), the demand for connectivity is incredible, and it is primarily coming from college students and young professionals. This has motivated MLB to adapt […]

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

In today’s competitive sporting environment, teams not only have to worry about their performance on the field, but also the business side of sports. With leagues, teams and athletes increasingly turning to technology; be it social media, mobile apps, virtual reality or big data-for tactics or business development, hackers have started seeing the value of […]

Culture of Winning

Culture of Winning

Sports in the world is a competitive game that advances the idea of winning as an end-point; an objective to work towards.  Watching the game of American football gives us a sense of the extreme physical prowess professional players have to achieve to be competitive in this sport.  The same can be said for any […]

Sports-Related Website Targeted

Sports-Related Website Targeted

A sports-related website has recently been under attack from what appears to be an automated system that attempts to login to the website with guessed credentials.  Use of this strategy, known as a brute force attack, against WordPress websites are once again on the rise.  Additionally, the vast array of plug-ins for WordPress provides ample […]

Mirai Botnet Heatmap Illustrates Vulnerabilities of Stadium Infrastructure

Mirai Botnet Heatmap Illustrates Vulnerabilities of Stadium Infrastructure

The recent use by the Mirai Botnet of compromised video cameras to launch a DNS-based attack on Dyn, and the subsequent effects on Internet backbone performance has led defenders of critical infrastructure resources to reevaluate protective strategies.  This is just as true for sports-related events that rely on high-availability multi-channel communications as it does for […]