Fancy Bears Targets Canada

An investigation in 2016 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of state sponsored doping resulting in the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) being banned from international events.

Fancy Bears Targets Canada

  A verbal altercation between a Canadian delegation member and Russian coach has garnered the attention of Fancy Bears resulting in a February 7th post on their site chastising Canada’s efforts in the previous winter games in addition to covering up an athlete’s doping activities during the Olympic Games in Rio. The incident occurred early […]

Russian Interference In Time

A timeline of interference

Russian Interference In Time

A useful exercise in evaluating the long-term effects of Russian interference in the culture of other sovereign nations is the visualization of the long-term ‘hacking’ of government and industry websites. This serves as a surrogate for visualizing the information warfare that has been occurring since, at least, 2008. By analogy, and with reference to the […]

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang

Cybersecurity during the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang

Guest Post by:  Abhimanyu Dev   As we step into the second month of 2018, the Winter Olympics, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just around the corner. The opening ceremony kicks off on the 9th of February 2018. The schedule for the events can be found here. The Winter Olympics will have 2800 […]

IOC Lowers the Hammer on Russia for Doping

The International Olympic Commission has sanctioned the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia.

IOC Lowers the Hammer on Russia for Doping

Once again Russian doping is a key topic at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). And once again the IOC bans Russian athletes from competing. This time it is the 2018 Winter Games scheduled for February. The IOC’s actions follow a 17-month investigation of Russian manipulation of testing during the 2014 Sochi Games, during which The […]

Geopolitical Matters Affecting Major Sporting Events

The geopolitics of sports - reaching new levels of manipulation

Geopolitical Matters Affecting Major Sporting Events

Geopolitical uncertainties in regional relations threaten the long-term planning efforts of major sporting events. 2018 Winter Olympics There are currently growing concerns about the heated rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea about the impact on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  As of Nov. 16, organizers say they’ve hit just 41% of their sales […]

NFL Free Agents Data Breach

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) confirmed players home addresses, cell phone numbers, email address, colleges, dates of birth and agent fees were part of the exposed data.

NFL Free Agents Data Breach

The NFL has been in the spotlight for many things lately, unfortunately, some of the attention has not been positive. unwanted attention regarding the National Anthem. Between the President, NFL owners and the players expressing their opinions on what anatomical positions a player should be during the playing of the national anthem the conversation has […]

Briefing for the Athletic Industry on the Fancy Bears Threat

After the Experian Hack athletes on the world stage are even more exposed.

Briefing for the Athletic Industry on the Fancy Bears Threat

Guest Post By Yomphana Adams   The Fancy Bears hacks and dox releases this summer highlight the need for advanced planning briefing in the athletic industry.  The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, the Football Association and FIFA were impacted by Fancy Bear actions.  In July prior to the IAAF World Championship in […]

Pura Vida for the Orediggers

Pura Vida for the Orediggers

Editors Note:  This article was contributed as a human interest story to illustrate the importance of sports as an outreach and communications framework that should be protected from cyber attack. By R. Stein Colorado School of Mines On July 29, twenty-seven women soccer players from Colorado School of Mines, along with the coaching staff, left […]

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