With the World Cup 2018 just around the corner, the FA is advising that England players and staff do not use public or hotel Wi-Fi whilst in Russia, due to hacking fears.  The Football Association is concerned that sensitive information such as injury, squad selection and tactical details could be exposed. Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA at Cradlepoint commented below.

Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA at Cradlepoint:

“As high-profile data breaches keep stacking up, more organisations are realising they need to prepare in advance for situations where their people might be tempted to use unsecured public Wi-Fi.  Reducing risk is about knowing which threats your organisation is likely to face in which situations.

For temporary events like next summer’s World Cup in Russia, using a 4G LTE wireless network for Internet connectivity would provide greater levels of control and security.  This can be quickly and easily deployed — without involving a third-party installation company — and moved around to provide connectivity where and when it’s needed.

Significantly this removes the risk of connecting to public Wi-Fi networks and provides the high level of network security required to protect sensitive player and squad data.”

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