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 […]

Why Soccer is Still Not a Prime Time Sport in the U.S.

It is quite possible that soccer will eventually make it to the U.S. mainstream.

Why Soccer is Still Not a Prime Time Sport in the U.S.

Soccer has an estimated 4 billion fans around the world, while American football doesn’t even crack the top 10 most popular sports worldwide. There are 234 international soccer teams (207 are recognized by FIFA), while there are only approximately 60 professional teams worldwide that play American football. The numbers are clear: soccer is the most […]

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 […]

Russian Athletes Might be Reinstated: Available for Competition

Russian Athletes Might be Reinstated: Available for Competition

On the cusp of the IAAF world championships London games next month, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) may reinstate the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) in early August.  ARAF membership was severely impacted by the 2015 report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that exposed systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia.  The issue was so […]

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

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 […]

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

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 Experience of the Olympic Games

Germany’s Experience of the Olympic Games

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 […]

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Although Spain is not high on the Olympic medal leaderboard, it has been having a successful Olympics in Rio. Swimmer Mireia Belmonte Garcia won Spain’s first-ever women’s Olympics swimming gold medal in the 200m butterfly. In addition, her time for this race was the fastest this year. She also won a bronze medal in the […]

WADA Hack on Yulia Stepanova’s Data

WADA Hack on Yulia Stepanova’s Data

This year’s Olympics have been difficult for the Russian team, especially following the state-sponsored doping scandal. Someone illegally gained access to Yulia Stepanova’s electronic World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) account. Stepanova is a track and field athlete for Russia, and she was the whistleblower that drew attention to Russia’s state-sponsored doping program. The hack allowed the […]

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Joseph Schooling Upstaged the Great Michael Phelps in the 100m Butterfly to Win Singapore’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal Asian champion Schooling, 21, completed a wire-to-wire victory to deny Phelps a fourth successive title in the event, winning in a Games record 50.39sec.  Phelps, the defending champion and world record holder, finished second in a three-way […]