The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.
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 […]
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 […]
Since the Opening Ceremony, Sports-ISAO has demonstrated a public-private partnership (PPP) model that has been engaged in supporting government and commercial efforts to help defend against cyber threats. Part of the Sports-ISAO effort has incorporated its intelligence crowdsourcing method, involving vetted university students that Sports-ISAO previously trained through its partnership with the c-Watch Program. Sports-ISAO […]
Cybersecurity during the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
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 […]
Gabby Douglas, a three-time Olympic medalist, competed in the 2012 Beijing and the 2016 Rio Olympics and faced cyberbullying and social media criticism both times. To combat cyberbullying and harassment, she became the first Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment, which is an initiative aimed at taking “a stand against online harassment.” Douglas faced criticism […]
Few things generate interest, passion, and a following like the world of sport. Armed conflict has been suspended upon the occurrence of a sporting event. Business pursuits take a backseat to the spectacle of a major competition. Children are given the namesakes of sport icons. What better energy exists than from sport to catapult cyber […]
Beginning in mid-2015, the principals of the not-for-profit Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) and the for-profit Cyber Threat Intelligence Network (CTIN) began planning a project that could be used as a proof-of-concept (POC) for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for amateur and professional sports. By October, 2015, a well-known threat intelligence platform (TIP) vendor, […]
Despite the plethora of problems currently facing Brazil, the host country was able to win several gold medals during the Olympics. Brazil won its first medal of the Games in judo after Rafaela Silva won against Mongolia’s Sumiya Dorjsuren. Silva is Brazil’s first world champion in the sport, but she was disqualified from the 2012 […]
There is no shortage of controversies at this year’s Olympics, whether they are caused by the athletes, the organizing committees, or someone else. The IOC sent home Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby for refusing to shake his Israeli competitor Or Sasson’s hand after losing to him on Friday. When called back to the floor to […]
Germany’s Olympic team has experienced several victories during the Games so far, but it has also faced tragedy. Germany has won several gold medals so far. German discus thrower Christoph Harting won gold on Saturday after narrowly out-throwing the previous leader, Poland’s Piotr Małachowski, in his last throw. Małachowski won silver in this event but […]