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 […]

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 […]

Olympics ISAO Watchfloor Proof-of-Concept Released

Olympics ISAO Watchfloor Proof-of-Concept Released

Few things generate interest, passion, and a following like the world of sport. Armed conflict has been suspended upon the occurrence of a sporting event. Business pursuits take a backseat to the spectacle of a major competition. Children are given the namesakes of sport icons. What better energy exists than from sport to catapult cyber […]

International Olympic Committee’s IT

International Olympic Committee’s IT

It was revealed today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the Rio Games withstood one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the past six months.  At its peak it was logged at 540 Mbps, with over 500 million cyber security events.  According to Kurt Marko, this was double the number from […]

Sports-ISAO Pro Launch

Sports-ISAO Pro Launch

THE THREE KEY STRATEGIC FINDINGS The Industry of Sport: Yet Another Institution of Society Targeted for Attack! Scanned, probed and targeted by cyberattackers, the Sports-ISAO observed hostile activity from the Internet as soon as the Olympics project was announced. Moreover, athletes, organizers, sponsors, and affiliated enterprises were all attacked. The publicity of the Olympic Games […]

Proof-of-Concept

Beginning in mid-2015, the principals of the not-for-profit Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) and the for-profit Cyber Threat Intelligence Network (CTIN) began planning a project that could be used as a proof-of-concept (POC) for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for amateur and professional sports.  By October, 2015, a well-known threat intelligence platform (TIP) vendor, […]

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 […]

NFL Leadership

NFL Leadership

The NFL Security Team recently got a facelift.  Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief left in August to begin a stint as V.P. of Security for the NFL. Kathy Lainer served 26 years with distinction in one of the most high-profile positions in the U.S.  Her leadership allowed the District to go relatively unscathed during the […]

CyberUSA Launch

CyberUSA Launch

BALTIMORE, MD (October 20, 2016) – Seven different statewide cyber communities today announced the creation of CyberUSA, a new national platform for collaboration in economic development and innovation, and plans to expand the effort to include 30 states within the first year. The announcement was made at the CyberMaryland 2016 Conference. CyberUSA, will be chaired […]

Equipment Market Booming

Equipment Market Booming

The global ice hockey equipment market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 4% during the forecast period, according to a forecast from Technavio. In there report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global ice hockey equipment market for 2016-2020. The market is further categorized into […]

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