Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

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 […]

Russian Intelligence Services & the World Cup

Russian Intelligence Services & the World Cup

As Russia prepares for the World Cup, attendees should prepare as well.  Attendees should pay particular attention to personal security, both physical and cyber.  Concerns about physical security and possible violence against attendees are the topic of discussion among many, especially in Britain.  However, protection of fans, athletes and reporters in cyberspace is just as […]

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

In today’s competitive sporting environment, teams not only have to worry about their performance on the field, but also the business side of sports. With leagues, teams and athletes increasingly turning to technology; be it social media, mobile apps, virtual reality or big data-for tactics or business development, hackers have started seeing the value of […]

Culture of Winning

Culture of Winning

Sports in the world is a competitive game that advances the idea of winning as an end-point; an objective to work towards.  Watching the game of American football gives us a sense of the extreme physical prowess professional players have to achieve to be competitive in this sport.  The same can be said for any […]

NFL Leadership

NFL Leadership

The NFL Security Team recently got a facelift.  Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief left in August to begin a stint as V.P. of Security for the NFL. Kathy Lainer served 26 years with distinction in one of the most high-profile positions in the U.S.  Her leadership allowed the District to go relatively unscathed during the […]