The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have jointly released best practices for touchless screening systems for events and venues.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) secures its historic concert hall with an access control and weapons detection system from STANLEY Security and Evolv, aiming to reduce security wait times and contact points for patrons.
Jeff Spoerndle, Vice President of BEST Crowd Management, who has led efforts to ensure training is provided to employees on emergency response in a high-threat situation, discusses the potential threat of domestic violent extremism at large events and critical safety considerations for venues.
Does traditional security information and event management (SIEM) still offer the robust protection it did back in the ’00s? Despite its reputation as a data security essential, traditional SIEM dashboards are leaving companies across the globe unknowingly vulnerable.
Over the course of these games, it’s become increasingly clear that the organizers did indeed exercise preventative measures and that despite the challenges and limitations of holding an Olympics during a pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics have been a real success story from a cybersecurity perspective. Organizers of all large-scale, televised sporting events—and indeed just all organizations in general—should look to this year’s games as a model to emulate.
Technology advancements for data, artificial intelligence (AI), and computing provide an opportunity for security teams to make screening both more effective and efficient, and to improve the detection of concealed weapons.
As the centralized place for intelligence and information, the NFL’s GSOC played a pivotal role in the League’s pandemic response, streamlining access and infection control, updating business continuity plans, and providing relevant data to enable all stakeholders to make informed decisions.
As a centralized place for intelligence and information, the NFL’s GSOC, led by Director of Intelligence Operations Robert Gummer, played a pivotal role in the League’s pandemic response, streamlining access and infection control, updating business continuity plans, and providing relevant data to enable all stakeholders to make informed decisions.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Indianapolis Motor Speedway, state and local first responders, law enforcement officials, and local businesses held a tabletop exercise to test response plans around hypothetical public safety incidents on the day of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 30. Representatives from multiple government agencies and the community discussed their roles, shared best practices, and improved coordination mechanisms to help keep the public safe. The exercise is part of an ongoing public safety efforts surrounding the Indianapolis 500 and was not in response to any specific threat.