Tuesday, August 30, 2016

After Action Report: Rio 2016 Research Project

Wapack Labs was asked to initiate a research project into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in order to monitor and identify threats to both readers of its reporting and Olympic sponsors. The project, which was conducted over the course of approximately one month and one week, sought to leverage every data source that Wapack Labs possesses, including its human collection capabilities, to provide a deeper insight into the activities of local actors.  Wapack Labs has experience conducting research into Brazil, having both conducted another research project during the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament (in Brazil) and authoring a well-received comprehensive geo-political cyber threat report on Brazil for the Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). This experience informed both the development of Rio-specific research approaches as well as what the expectations for the project should be.

This After-Action Report is intended to serve as a capstone to the Rio 2016 Olympic project, highlighting both the areas of success, and those which Wapack analysts recommend for improvement.

Publication date:               30 August 2016

Handling requirements:    Traffic light protocol (TLP) AMBER.

Past Reporting:                  DOC 4226, 4224, 4211, 4199, 4207, 4202, 4190, 4194, 4191, 4185,                                                      4182, 4168, 4167, 4123, 4172, 4160, 4163, 4162, 4112

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

About Wapack Labs

Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH is a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC and individual organizations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber.  Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers and analysts use deep analysis techniques and visualization to design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information.  The intelligence derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.