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 […]

Felix Dzerzhinsky is Alive and Well and Living in Russia

Felix Dzerzhinsky is Alive and Well and Living in Russia

The Obama Administration’s public announcement linking of a series of high profile cyber attacks against U.S. targets has raised the specter of an all out information and propaganda war to a new level.   The Russian hacker group that is collectively known as Guccifer 2.0 is believed to be behind recent breaches of U.S. government […]

Fancy Bear & WADA Modifications

Fancy Bear & WADA Modifications

The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) released details of the data breach that occurred last month to its Anti-Doping Agency Management System (ADAMS) that had been built specifically for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  None of the other WADA systems appear to have been affected by the hack.  Most troubling, however, is that WADA found “inconsistencies” […]

FIFA Domain Squatting

Soccer (Football) Fans Being Targeted by Advanced Cyber Threat Actors

FIFA Domain Squatting

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body uses the official domain:  www.fifa.com.  Threat analysts have recently identified several domain squatting efforts using the following registered domains: fifa.com.co fifa-rules.25u.com fifaregionalprojects.org fifa2015fifa.publicvm.com The domain fifa-rules.25u.com has been previously identified as being associated with the Turla Advanced Persistent Threat  reported on by the researchers at […]

November 2015: Stade de France Terror Attack

November 2015: Stade de France Terror Attack

On the night of November 13, 2015, attackers targeted five sites in Paris and the Stade de France.[1] Across all of the locations, 130 people were killed and hundreds were injured.[2] In the attack on the stadium alone, three people were killed. According to a police union official, there were two suicide attacks and one […]

Tennis in the World

Tennis in the World

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Bob Briner, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. Drysdale became the first President. Since 1990, the association has organized the worldwide tennis tour for men and linked the title of the tour with […]

Protecting Golf: The Game, the Golfers and the Sponsors

Protecting Golf: The Game, the Golfers and the Sponsors

Since 1916 the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) has been the vanguard for the game.  They offer training, tournaments and prizes.  They also offer a level of collegiality that is unique in the sports world. Because golf is not a team sports; but rather a test of one’s own discipline, spirit and dedication it […]