(New York and Washington DC, 9 June 2016)—K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services firm, and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced today new intelligence and cybersecurity solutions designed specifically for current and former NFL players, naming K2 Intelligence as a preferred service provider.
This unique service, available to all NFLPA members, has been designed with the players’ digital lifestyles in mind to create awareness and understanding of their online and social media “footprints.” It will help the players manage their social media risks and related cyber issues, and aggressively respond to potential problems.
“We’re excited to provide NFLPA members access to the very latest in cyber technology and enhanced protection for their online accounts and electronic devices,” said Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence’s president, CEO, and co-founder. “NFL players have high-profile careers and lifestyles that unfortunately make them a target to others. It is now more important than ever for the players to take the necessary steps to bolster their defenses and limit their exposure to those who would use the internet to cause them harm or embarrassment.”
“We are enthusiastic to make this state-of-the-art cybersecurity solution package available to NFLPA members and their families to stay secure and to help with problems as they occur,” said Tim Christine, NFLPA security and operations director. “We’re proud to partner with K2 Intelligence and we are confident that they can deliver services to help protect our players and their families.”
K2 Intelligence’s customized solutions will help to keep players and their families secure, and continue to maintain control of their social media accounts and electronic devices.
K2 Intelligence Social Media Intelligence, Monitoring, and Risk Mitigation helps to:
- Provide confidential and immediate incident response services if a problem occurs in order to quickly identify the issue and resolve or mitigate the problem.
- Monitor accounts and personal devices to inform members what they do not know about their online data and if others have accessed their accounts.
- Educate NFLPA members about what they should know about their online activities.
K2 Intelligence’s services can be provided anywhere, 24/7, and are led by a joint team of cybersecurity experts, former law enforcement professionals, and seasoned intelligence analysts who have unmatched experience in cyber investigations and defense.
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a nonprofit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players. It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining.
Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA’s responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the collective bargaining agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; and enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field.