The Minnesota-based firm will be the club’s first official cybersecurity partner, deploying its category-defining cybersecurity operations platform across the team’s existing technology and security infrastructure.
Arctic Wolf’s highly trained security experts will collaborate with the club’s current global IT solutions partner, Silverbug Ltd., to provide 24×7 monitoring, detection, and response, as well as ongoing risk management and security awareness training, to provide the club with the protection, resilience, and guidance it needs to defend against cyber threats.
Russell Jones, General Manager – Marketing & Commercial Growth at Wolves, said, “Whether it’s making the right matchday decisions for our team or improving the experiences for our fans, data analytics is now playing a huge role across our football club operations. It is, therefore, crucial we continue to enhance our cybersecurity posture and protect ourselves from the threat of cyber attacks. Access to Arctic Wolf’s industry-leading cloud-native security operations platform is going to be central to helping us achieve this and will be a game-changer for us on and off the pitch.”
Clare Loveridge, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, Arctic Wolf, added, “As many football clubs around the world continue to enhance their technology and analytics to improve team performance and operations, never has it been more important to ensure these valuable and sensitive data sets are protected.
“The Premier League is one of the most demanding and competitive leagues in world football, where attention to detail and preparation is key for team success. We are confident we can also bring the same level of cybersecurity performance to Wolves and look forward to working with their team in the months and years ahead.”
Dan Bland, Managing Director at Silverbug Ltd, said, “We’ve partnered with Wolves for over 20 years to meet the digital demands of a changing technology landscape and it’s no question that cybersecurity is a critical piece of the digital experience.
“Arctic Wolf is well acquainted with the demands of the professional sports arena and is the right teammate to defend against cyber threats. We are excited to bring Arctic Wolf’s security operations experience to the Wolves organisation and work together to end cyber risk.”
On the field, Wolves will take on Crystal Palace on March 5 at 8:30 pm IST.