Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

April 29, 2019 Sport has long been a forum for measuring oneself, one’s community, one’s nation against all others.  Competitions provide social standing, community pride, and international recognition for the teams, their fans, and even their nations.  International games have become a moral and culturally acceptable confrontations that serve as proxies to open conflict; allowing […]

Summer 2019 Training: Open Enrollment

Early Enrollment Now Open!

Summer 2019 Training: Open Enrollment

Beginning April 15th, 2019 the Sports-ISAO will begin an 8-week training program in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France.  Enrollment is now open! The Sports-ISAO, a program of the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) has previously run training programs for the following global sporting events: 2016 Summer Olympics 2017 […]

c-Watch Training Program

c-Watch Training Program

Guest Post by: Raveena Parikh I had an exceptionally great opportunity to intern with CRI as a Cyber Threat Intel Analyst during the summer of 2017. As a threat analyst, I developed skills such as tactical threat intelligence, open-source threat hunting, and social media analysis & monitoring through the course of this internship. Tools We […]

The Attribution Question

The Attribution Question

By:  Stephen H. Campbell There are several reasons why attribution so hard in cyberspace. (1) Schneier cites the obvious one – it’s easy for actors to disguise their geographic origins by using VPNs, Tor, jump hosts etc. Many of the North Korean cyber actors, for example, mount their attacks from China. (2) Another reason is […]

Sports Events: An Early Warning System for Cyber Attacks

OlympicDestroyer is Back and the Target Should Concern Us All

Sports Events: An Early Warning System for Cyber Attacks

Olympic Destroyer, Campaign1 Hours before the 2018 Winter Olympics in February 2018 the computing systems of several high-profile Olympics sponsors, organizers, and facility operators were infected with malware that spread worm-like through their networks.  That malware, dubbed OlympicDestroyer (OD), was found to be a computer worm that was a Wiper. Wipers are a class of […]

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

Putin plays chess. His years in the KGB taught him patience and planning.  He plays the long game, he positions his pieces and waits for the perfect moment to strike. The World Cup has proven to be an outstanding publicity coup for Putin.  It was foreshadowed with fear for attendee’s safety.  British media and UK officials […]

A Strategic and Critical Thinking Lens of World Cup Russia 2018

A Strategic and Critical Thinking Lens of World Cup Russia 2018

Like the Sochi Winter Games, the immediate aftermath of the 2018 World Cup is likely to be favorable toward Russia.  But, like the doping controversy that resulted in the barring of Russian athletes from several major sports competitions after Sochi, time will tell whether Russia’s hosting of soccer’s global extravaganza will be deemed a success. […]

Putin’s World Cup Miscalculation

Putin’s World Cup Miscalculation

Media pundits and geopolitical scholars have compared Putin’s World Cup to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, asserting that the global spectacle of the World Cup is primarily a propaganda effort by Putin’s Russia.  Indeed, the Sochi Olympic Games were just held in 2014, and Putin sought to grandstand his nation through a deceitful athlete doping and […]

Update on World Cup Cybersecurity

Wow! Can you believe the upsets from the past few days!

Update on World Cup Cybersecurity

The games are on!  This past week-end gave us an amazing win by Mexico over the favored Germany during the FIFA 2018 World Cup.  

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