What if star players like Carey Price, Sidney Crosby, Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid had their home addresses, phone numbers and other personal information made public.
Cybersecurity has become a major concern in pro sports leagues following several data breaches and non stop hacking attempts.
With the increase of hacking incidents, professional sports teams are becoming very lucrative targets. Because of wearable technology and data analytics, sports teams now collect massive amounts of data on recruiting, training and performances, all of which are very valuable.
Interested parties can include competitors, gamblers and online brokers looking to sell the information to the highest bidder.
A preventative measure that can be taken is to implement data governance before a breach arises. It requires implementing privacy policies and notices.
In order to ensure the efficacy of a data governance system, a team should provide training on information security best practices.
All employees should take appropriate security precautions in handling their computers and the team’s systems.
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