By Daphne Larkin
The Norwich University computer security and information assurance (CSIA) program, with students operating both onsite in California and on campus, supported Santa Clara Police Department, the lead law enforcement agency at Super Bowl 50, and the law enforcement and homeland security functions leading up to and during this international sporting event.
Norwich University was the only educational institution invited to participate in support of the public safety team tasked with safeguarding Super Bowl 50. With support from over 60 students working at its campus based Global Threat Observatory, Norwich cybersecurity students and faculty collaborated with Levi’s Stadium – the host for the event – and with the Super Bowl 50 Critical Infrastructure & Cyber Protection Sub Committee, the represented agencies and their personnel. This committee was led by Detective Sergeant Ray Carreira ’96 of the Santa Clara Police Department, the lead law enforcement agency for the event.
Throughout 2015 CSIA students worked with this team in preparation for this globally televised event and formed partnerships with leading software developers to support their work.
The Norwich University Super Bowl 50 Cybersecurity team was featured in this news coverage:
From partner Carbon Black’s blog: “Super Bowl 50 Features Leading Defense from Denver Broncos…and Carbon Black”
From the Denver Post: “Denver startup on Super Bowl cybersecurity team found 100,000 threats”
From CBS affiliate WCAX TV: “Norwich Students Tackle Super Bowl Cybersecurity”Norwich University Computer Security Program Supports Cybersecurity at Super Bowl 50