Arctic Wolf Becomes the Chosen Security Operations Partner for the Minnesota Vikings

Arctic Wolf Becomes the Chosen Security Operations Partner for the Minnesota Vikings

By Greg Tavarez

Many people look at the success of sports teams based on results on the field or court. Sure, that's what everyday fans see (and have a right to demand their teams succeed in) when it comes to their respective sport, but sports teams are organizations and must take care of business behind the scenes, too. (In this case, taking care of matters such as cybersecurity.)

When it comes to cybersecurity, sports organizations face unique challenges. Unlike traditional corporate entities, they must balance the security of their operations with the public's demand for constant access to information, such as live game updates, player interviews and behind-the-scenes content. This dynamic environment necessitates robust security strategies that not only safeguard sensitive data but also maintain the trust and engagement of fans and stakeholders.

Additionally, sports organizations need to protect their digital infrastructure, which includes ticketing systems, broadcast equipment and facilities management systems, as these are all crucial to their day-to-day operations.

With cybercriminals continually evolving their tactics, sports organizations must remain vigilant and invest in cybersecurity measures to ensure the integrity and stability of their digital assets. The Minnesota Vikings, for example, leverage the speed, scale and power of the Arctic Wolf Security Operations Cloud and has done so since 2021.

Further showing its trust in Arctic Wolf, the Vikings organizations handed Arctic Wolf an honor like the arm rings of old and named the company the Trusted Security Operations Partner of the Minnesota Vikings.

Arctic Wolf provides tailored security operations solutions to the sports sector, serving over 4,600 customers, including more than 50 professional sports teams in leagues like the NBA, NHL, MLS, EPL, Formula 1 and INDY Car.

Their premier cloud-native security operations platform, as mentioned above, the Arctic Wolf Security Operations Cloud, analyzes 4.5 trillion security events each week, enabling customers of all sizes and across various industries to effectively manage their cyber risk and enhance their security posture. Artic Wolf automates threat protection, response and remediation capabilities, allowing customers to defend their critical assets swiftly and confidently in the face of modern cyber threats.

"This partnership further solidifies Arctic Wolf's position as the go-to provider of cybersecurity solutions for leading professional sports organizations and demonstrates how the Arctic Wolf Security Operations Cloud empowers front offices to tackle emerging threats head-on, allowing them to focus on what matters most – performing on the field and delivering unforgettable experiences to their fans,” said Steve Craig, Chief Sales Officer, Arctic Wolf.

With Arctic Wolf, the Minnesota Vikings organization is set to enhance its cybersecurity posture. Arctic Wolf offers 24/7 monitoring across various network and endpoint sources, providing reliable and consistent security coverage, which allows the Vikings to focus on the on-field performance, knowing that their cybersecurity needs are expertly managed.

"Cybersecurity is of paramount importance in today's digital landscape, and by partnering with Arctic Wolf we are able to detect and respond to cyber threats effectively, safeguarding our organization and the sensitive data of our fans, players and personnel,” said Cheryl Nygaard, Vice President of Information Technology, Minnesota Vikings.

This collaboration further highlights the role cybersecurity plays in safeguarding teams, fans and the sports and entertainment industry.

Edited by Alex Passett
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