Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Olympics


The Sports-ISAO will be conducting our 6th online training for cyber threat hunters and social media threat analysts beginning June 1, 2020.  Our online capstone will be held during the Summer 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.  We accept applicants from undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the United States for three integrated tracks:

  • Cyber Observable Threat Hunting (COTH)
  • Social Media Threat Hunting (SMTH)
  • Cyber Threat Analyst Cell (CTAC)

Previous applicants have come from the following disciplines:

  • Computer science & digital forensics
  • Intelligence studies
  • Information technology sciences
  • Data sciences
  • Political sciences & public affairs
  • History
  • Law & pre-law studies
  • Journalism & public affairs

Applicants are training on current tradecraft used in professional cyber threat intelligence teams and gain access to several cutting-edge tools for cyber threat analysis.

Previous international sporting events we have covered includes:

  • 2016 Summer Olympics
  • 2017 IAAF World Championship Games
  • FIFA – Men’s World Cup
  • FIFA – Women’s World Cup
  • 2018 Winter Olympics

Global sporting events are increasingly being targeted by both state-sponsored threat hacking teams and by criminal gangs seeking to victimize sports fans.  Our teams are trained to watch for attack patterns and analyze these threats to sponsors, athletes, fans and other interested parties.

For more on our 8-week training program and the capstone visit us here.

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