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Sport is central to British life. It provides massive health, social and economic benefits to the nation, contributing to over £37 billion to the UK economy each year. Unfortunately, this financial power makes  the sector a target for criminals and other cyber attackers.

This report is designed to demystify the cyber threat to sports organisations by highlighting the cyber security issues that affect the sector on a daily basis: business email compromise, digital fraud, and venue security.

Along with descriptions of these common attack types, we include some statistics on their occurrence and suggestions for measures  which will stop the vast majority of these attacks  – or at least reduce their impact.

Sports organisations of all shapes and sizes  will find this guide useful. From local clubs to national federations.

*Source – National Cyber Security Centre