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Cleveland Cavaliers ink cybersecurity deal with TrustedSec

NBA franchise the Cleveland Cavaliers has signed a new partnership with local cybersecurity firm TrustedSec.

As part of the deal, TrustedSec will become the Cavs’ Official Cyber Security Partner.

According to a Cavs press statement, the partnership will add an extra layer of protection for fans who visit the Quicken Loans Arena and use the venue’s free wi-fi and local area network.

TrustedSec will also protect the Cavs’ online and digital ecosystem, including its 11 web properties and two mobile apps, and act as the Presenting Partner for an upcoming Cyber Security and IT Forum event.

The deal builds on a similar partnership between TrustedSec and American Hockey League franchise the Cleveland Monsters, where TrustedSec has branding on the Monsters’ helmets.

Elsewhere at the Cavs, TrustedSec will have branding on the Cavs Legion Gaming Club (2KL) practice jersey for the 2019 season.

Both the Cavs and the Monsters are owned by US billionaire Dan Gilbert. Gilbert is the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, the largest retail lender in the US, which has held the naming rights to the Quicken Loans Arena since 2005.

TrustedSec is a local company based in Strongsville, Ohio – 20 miles from Cleveland. It provides cybersecurity testing, hacking simulations, security audits and consulting services.

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