Cybersecurity in Sport – Thematic Intelligence

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Cybersecurity in Sport Thematic Intelligence Report Overview

The business of sport naturally accrues a large amount of sensitive data. Sports teams, federations, broadcasters, and sponsors are all vulnerable to attacks due to their significant revenues, the exposure any attack will receive, and the multiple entry points that result from their distributed communications. Events and international bodies provide a global stage for hackers. Nation-state-sponsored attacks have occurred in the sports industry, usually in response to regulations and sanctions against countries and athletes.

For this purpose, clubs, federations, and broadcasters should look to partner with IT specialists and cybersecurity vendors to ensure end-to-end security.

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Cybersecurity in sport thematic intelligence report provides an overview of the cybersecurity theme and looks at its impact on the sports sector. The report outlines the main challenges facing the sports industry and how these challenges increase the need for cybersecurity. It also identifies the leading companies in this space, as well as those falling behind.

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Value Chain Components ·       Hardware

·       Software

·       Services

Leading Cybersecurity Adopters in Sport ·       Aston Martin

·       Borussia Dortmund

·       International Olympic Committee (IOC)

·       National Football League (NFL)

·       New York Yankees

Leading Cybersecurity Vendors ·       Accenture

·       Alphabet (parent company of Google)

·       Check Point Software

·       Cisco

·       Cloudflare

Specialist Cybersecurity Vendors in Sport ·       Acronis

·       Arctic Wolf

·       Atos

·       Axitea

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Cybersecurity in Sport – Value Chain Analysis

The cybersecurity value chain consists of three main areas: hardware, software, and services. The hardware component comprises chip-based security.

Cybersecurity Value Chain Analysis

Cybersecurity Value Chain Analysis

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Cybersecurity in Sport – Leading Adopters

A few of the leading cybersecurity adopters in the sport theme are:

  • Aston Martin
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • New York Yankees

Cybersecurity – Leading Vendors

A few of the leading cybersecurity vendors are:

  • Accenture
  • Alphabet (parent company of Google)
  • Check Point Software
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare

Cybersecurity in Sport – Specialist Vendors

A few of the specialist cybersecurity vendors in sports are:

  • Acronis
  • Arctic Wolf
  • Atos
  • Axitea

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Sporting federations sector scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Thematic Screen

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  • This report provides an overview of the cybersecurity theme and looks at its impact on the sport sector.
  • The report outlines the main challenges facing the sports industry and how these challenges increase the need for cybersecurity. It also identifies the leading companies in this space, as well as those falling behind.
  • It includes selected case studies highlighting cyberattack prevention strategies in sports, as well as industry cyberattacks.
  • The report also includes a comprehensive data analysis, including market size and growth forecasts for cybersecurity.

Key Highlights

No company is safe from cyberattacks, but sports organizations are more vulnerable than most. The business of sport naturally accrues a large amount of sensitive data, from fans’ personal data to performance data on athletes.

Events and international bodies provide a global stage for hackers. Russian athletes must compete as ‘neutral’ athletes at the 2024 Paris Olympics, increasing the likelihood of Russian state-sponsored cyberattacks targeting the event.

By 2027, global cybersecurity revenues will have reached $290 billion. Partnerships with IT specialists and cybersecurity vendors should be at the top of the agenda due to a lack of in-house skills. The most successful clubs, federations, and broadcasters will be those with strong partnerships with cybersecurity vendors.

Reasons to Buy

  • GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors.
  • This report is essential for senior executives at both current and prospective sporting sponsor companies, as well as those in sporting federations, to understand the business benefits that derive from integrating cybersecurity in the sports industry.
  • In addition, the report identifies the technology vendors that are leading across the cybersecurity sports market.
  • The report also uncovers the sporting sponsorship brands and sporting federations excelling in the cybersecurity theme in the sports industry.

ALC Group
Arctic Wolf
Arsenal FC
Aston Martin
Atlanta Hawks
BAE Systems
Barcelona FC
Barracuda Networks
Borussia Dortmund
Boston University
British Airways
Broadcom (VMware)
Check Point Software
CISO Global
Contrast Security
Cybersecurity Ventures
Damstra Holdings
English Football Association
Enso Security
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)
Flow Security
Forcepoint GC2I
Formula 1
Global Access Solutions
Haveli Investments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HyberQube Technologies
IBM (Red Hat)
Innov8tif Solutions
International Basketball Federation (FIBA)
International Cricket Council (ICC)
International Gymnastics Federation (FIG)
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
International Ski Federation (FIS)
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Irish Football Association
Juniper Networks
Just Develop It
Kape Technologies
Liverpool FC
Lloyds Bank
Major League Baseball (MLB)
Major League Soccer (MLS)
McLaren Racing
Miami Dolphins
National Basketball Association (NBA)
National Football League (NFL)
National Hockey League (NHL)
NEP Group
New York Yankees
Palantir Technologies
Palo Alto Networks
PGA Tour
RAN Security
Real Madrid Football Club
Royal Dutch Football Association
RTL News
Rugby Football League
Samsung Electronics
San Francisco 49ers
Scottish Football Association
Scuderia Ferrari
Southampton FC
Spera Cybersecurity
Spirent Communications
Tesserent Academy
The Premier League
Thoma Bravo
Topgolf Callaway
Total Security
Viavi Solutions
Williams Racing
World Aquatics
World Athletics
World Rowing
World Rugby
ZeroFox Holdings

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Value Chain
  • 4. Sport Challenges
  • 5. The Impact of Cybersecurity on Sport
  • 6. Case Studies

    • 6.1. Cyberattack prevention strategies
    • 6.2. Industry cyberattacks

  • 7. Market Size and Growth Forecasts
  • 8. Cybersecurity Timeline
  • 9. Signals

    • 9.1. M&A trends
    • 9.2. Hiring trends

  • 10. Companies

    • 10.1. Leading cybersecurity adopters in sport
    • 10.2. Leading cybersecurity vendors
    • 10.3. Specialist cybersecurity vendors in sport

  • 11. Sector Scorecard

    • 11.1. Sporting federations sector scorecard

  • 12. Glossary
  • 13. Further Reading
  • 14. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 15. About GlobalData
  • 16. Contact Us

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