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 […]

Baseball Breathing Room

Baseball Breathing Room

With the baseball season winding down, now is the time to focus on those back-office activities that can help protect the athletes, coaches, venues and sponsors.  Team management can now find out about the new opportunities for immunity protection under the Cyber Information Security Act of 2015 (CISA).  To be eligible an entity must be […]

Public Events and Situational Awareness

If you see something, say something.

Public Events and Situational Awareness

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 […]

Laremy Tunsil Story

Laremy Tunsil Story

One of the best examples of how personal brands can go awry is the Laremy Tunsil story.  His projected salary was $20.4 million going into the 2016 NFL Draft with a estimated signing bonus of $13.1 million. But his Twitter account was hacked 30 minutes before the draft and a photo of a person (alleged […]

Teaming for Protecting the Culture of Sports

The Benefits of Joining

Teaming for Protecting the Culture of Sports

Protecting the teams and their athletes from cybersecurity attacks is one of the key benefits of participating in an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). Adopting a traditional strategy of leveraging sport as an instrument to deliver social change, the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) was the primary sponsor of a proof-of-concept (POC) that was delivered […]

US-Cert Releases Guidance on ShadowBrokers Data Dump

US-Cert Releases Guidance on ShadowBrokers Data Dump

The advancing capabilities of organized hacker groups and cyber adversaries create an increasing global threat to information systems. The rising threat levels place more demands on security personnel and network administrators to protect information systems. Protecting the network infrastructure is critical to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of communication and services across an enterprise. […]

Sports and Information Security

A comprehensive framework for pooling resources and capabilities.

Sports and Information Security

Defending the brand name of athletes, teams, leagues and sponsors is one aspect of a robust cybersecurity program. There are multiple commercial vendor products that offer brand name protection.  Another approach is to join an ISAO to pool the threat analysis and tracking resources of the larger trust community.  This is how the Sports-ISAO works. […]

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Although the NBA regular season has not started yet, there is a lot happening. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed point guard Toney Douglas to a contract. The terms of the contract have not been released because of team and league policy. Douglas appeared in 61 games last season when he played for the New Orleans Pelicans. […]

Continued Corruption in Soccer

Continued Corruption in Soccer

Last year, the US Department of Justice indicted several of Fifa’s top executives for corruption allegations.[1] The organization was being investigated for wire fraud and money laundering over the past 24 years.[2] In an article written for The Guardian, registered FA intermediary Jonathan Booker, argued that the corruption has not stopped.[3] Booker states that corruption […]