Sport Event Lifecycle Risk Assessment

My client provides real-time sports data feeds from matches around the world to bookmakers, enabling them to provide online in-match betting. The brief was to review the data flows, security controls and integrity checks and to produce a risk assessment considering how such data might be vulnerable to compromise.

To achieve this, I accompanied data scouts to UK football matches from non-league to Premiership to understand how data are captured, visited their two data processing centres in Europe to understand the integrity checks performed and interviewed staff from a range of roles involved in providing the service. I then wrote up the assessment and presented it to the board.