Check out the latest news: Upcoming Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, stadium technology survey, NCAA hosts training course, news coverage on the Venue Director Survey Report, Gameday Security article on crowd control challenges, and Sports Security Watch. Read more
Check out the latest news: Venue Security Director Industry Research Report, upcoming Marathon and Endurance Events Forum, “Train-the-Trainer” seminars, DHS/FEMA courses available for scheduling, staff news, new graduate assistants, and Sports Security Watch. Read more
The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has published results from its Venue Security Director Survey in an Industry Report.
The sporting world faces unique challenges when returning to play following a global pandemic, and many leagues, teams, and venues are exploring ways to maintain or improve their security operations. The purpose of this survey is to explore professional sports venue security issues, emerging threats, and technology solutions. Information gleaned from this study will assist venue directors in policy development, increase awareness of technology solutions, identify resource needs, and address training gaps to help protect human, physical, and cyber assets.Read More
The NCS⁴ newsletter is live with an opportunity to provide feedback on training needs, a new product on connected devices from CISA and NCS⁴, DHS/FEMA crowd management course available, '22 conference a success, staff news with a spotlight, welcome new staff, and farewell, and Sports Security Watch. Read more
Stadiums could be vulnerable to increasing cyber threats that have physical consequences. As monitoring and control technologies and connected devices become further integrated into stadium operations, new vectors for a disruptive attack are emerging.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴), created the Stadium Spotlight: Connected Devices and Integrated Security Considerations to begin mitigating these risks. This product provides stadium operators and the broader critical infrastructure community with a quick-hit resource that highlights the connected stadium environment, key vulnerabilities and consequences, and recommended enterprise- and asset-level risk mitigations.
For more information and to access this product, visit https://lnkd.in/g_mJDyKz
A total of six professionals will be recognized for their contributions to NCS4 during the 2022 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on June 28-30 in Orlando. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The Friends of NCS⁴ Award recognizes professionals whose contributions have been invaluable to the advancement of the Center. The NCS4 staff and leadership nominate individuals who have been a resource to the Center’s goals and activities during the past year.Read More