International Assoc. of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Website Hacked

IAAF Theraputic .Exemption database breached by Fancy Bear

International Assoc. of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Website Hacked

Reprinted from: https://www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/iaaf-cyber-attack The IAAF has been a victim of a cyber attack which it believes has compromised athletes’ Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications stored on IAAF servers. The attack by FANCY BEAR, also known as APT28, was detected during a proactive investigation carried out by cyber incident response (CIR) firm Context Information Security, who were […]

Olympics ISAO Watchfloor Proof-of-Concept Released

Olympics ISAO Watchfloor Proof-of-Concept Released

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 […]

International Olympic Committee’s IT

International Olympic Committee’s IT

It was revealed today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the Rio Games withstood one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the past six months.  At its peak it was logged at 540 Mbps, with over 500 million cyber security events.  According to Kurt Marko, this was double the number from […]

Proof-of-Concept

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, […]

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 […]

Uncle Sam Rooting For Team USA

Uncle Sam Rooting For Team USA

There are a few rewards for Olympic athletes that put all of the time, effort, and money into becoming the greatest in the world at his or her event. First is the honor to represent ones country in the biggest sporting event in the world, there are also sponsorships available for the top few who are […]

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 […]

Paralympians Wait in Anticipation

Paralympians Wait in Anticipation

With the 2016 Olympics in Rio half over the anticipation for the many Paralympians builds greater by the day. The Paralympics will be hosted in Rio starting September 7th and ending the 18th, and for most it cannot come soon enough. Matt Stutzman will compete for Team USA in the Paralympics, without any arms. He […]

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 […]

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