Ever since the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15th, 2013 the sports-going public has become more aware of the risks of participating in public sporting events. The thought of random acts of terrorism is planted in the collective consciousness and it affects all of us.
The prospect of a terrorist act at a major sporting event has dictated the physical security planning and operations activities for years. What about the cybersecurity implications of these kinds of terrorist acts?
One of the missions of the Sports-ISAO is to coordinate on the planning and operational effectiveness of sporting events in all venues. We work closely with our local law enforcement partners and the owner/operators of the venues to ensure that any “chatter” on social media can be sorted through.