Event Cybersecurity at the Super Bowl

As one of the most viewed television programs of the year and a host of media, websites and vendors catering to the event, the Super Bowl is one very large attack surface. I chose this article amongst a bunch of like posts/commercials for cybersecurity firms pointing out the daunting task of trying to secure the event.

Employing a defense in depth to segment the networks and systems responsible for broadcasting the game. Segmentation prevents a single breach or event from cascading through the system

Screening vendors and enforcing security protocols to raise the floor of the weakest link in the chain. Beyond those protocols the building in system resilience and redundancy to account for the unexpected and when things just go wrong.

The whole increased emphasis on cybersecurity was highlighted by the games opening ad by a cybersecurity company defeating a wooden trojan horse.