BETTING and GAMBLING

Whether it’s gambling commission technical security audits, or wider in-depth cyber security services for the gambling industry – we have the skill-set depth to serve your security concerns.

Get In Touch

We will not share your details with third parties.

Shall we keep you informed on the threat reports & useful guidance? No salesy newsletters. View our privacy policy.

Cyber security in the gambling industry

 The UK has the largest regulated online gambling market in the world. In 2018-19, online gambling sector yielded £5.3 Billion gross indicating the strong growth with increased mobile devices usage. 

Increase in digital usage is directly linked to opportunities for cyber criminals. This market is an attractive target for threat actors to steal money or personally identifiable information (PII) from operators. It is important that betting and gambling operators make cyber risk a priority, and ensure a safe and secure platform for their users. GDPR has played an important role in ensuring data privacy of consumers is taken seriously by gambling and betting service providers.

 Just like financial risk management, technical risk management plays an important role in securing the business. These risks range from Insider threat attacks, web applications and API security challenges to ransomware related problems. Is your organisation ready with a plan in case of a ransomware attack? Are your following casino security best practices?
Betting and gambling cyber Security

Gambling with cyber security

Cyber security gambling sector
 Common tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) within the betting and gambling sector are linked to phishing and stealth malware. Malware (or malicious code) operates in various forms, either delivering on to Point of Sale (PoS) systems, terminals and internal networks of host organisations. UK gambling commission has defined clear specifics for remote gambling operator licenses, requiring them to carry out annual security audits. This audit that is used as evidence, is performed by third party security companies such as Cyphere. This ensures that regular assessments are carried out to identify gaps and mitigate risks where security controls require improvements.  Cyphere is well versed with the security requirements defined by Remote Technical Standards (RTS) and we provide in-depth technical assessments based around the section ‘Security Requirements’.

What are the key security challenges ?

Gambling Commission Security Audit

Gambling cyber security audit

Gambling Commission requires all remote operator licensees to complete an annual audit conducted by third party. This is scoped against certain clauses of ISO 27001 as set set out in Section 4.3 of Remote gambling and software standards document

  • electronic systems that record, store, process, share, transmit or retrieve sensitive customer information, eg credit/debit card details, authentication information, customer account balances
  • electronic systems that generate, transmit, or process random numbers used to
  • determine the outcome of games or virtual events
  • electronic systems that store results or the current state of a customer’s gamble points of entry to and exit from the above systems (other systems that are able to communicate directly with core critical systems)
  • communication networks that transmit sensitive customer information.

This report is then submitted as evidence to the commission. 

Casinos or Cyber Security - All bets are off.

What are your key security questions?

Betting and Gambling Sector Experience

This section refers to the specific projects based experience in this sector. Our experience stems from working for software providers in this sector to certifications and testing services providers.

Key Projects

An independent advice without any product pitches.

Recent Blog Entries

3 Principles of Information Security (Threats & Policies)

Read about 3 principles of information security and difference between information and cyber security. Further details include basics around security policies and their importance.

Top 7 API Security Risks (including prevention tips)

With APIs meteoric rise, most of our important data is consumed by API endpoints. It is important to ensure security is not an after thought. Read about top API security risks, attack examples and prevention measures.

Brexit and Data Protection | UK GDPR Law

Explaining the differences between DPA vs GDPR, for those wondering the differences between DPA and the newest GDPR legislation.

Top 6 Healthcare Cyber Security Threats and Best Practices (2021)

Healthcare troubles have worsened in 2020, facing two-pronged attack – Pandemic and Cyber Threats. Read our article detailing cyber security threats and best practices to follow in the healthcare sector in 2021. Discover more.

Facts About Computer Viruses & Malware (including 6 Virus Myths)

Read about interesting fun facts about computer viruses, their history and types. A fun read to beat your post lunch blues.

eCommerce Security : Cyber Threats & Best Practices (2021)

eCommerce platforms such as BigCommerce, Magento, Shopify are an attractive target for attackers. Learn what are the cyber threats facing eCommerce sector and best security practices to secure these businesses.

OWASP API Security Top 10 (With examples & fixes)

OWASP API Security Top 10 are the go to standard for API security. This article presents attacks, examples and how to prevent API security attacks. Discover more on thecyphere.com.

OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks (With Examples & Recommendations)

OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks are the go to benchmark against web application attacks. This article presents attacks, examples and how to prevent these web application attacks. Discover more on thecyphere.com.

Top 7 Office 365 Security Best Practices (includes Actionable Tips)

Office 365 security best practices with actionable tips to improve your organisations’ security posture. We highly believe that with products, it’s more important to get the best out of product features first before investing into high end consultancies or shopping new products. We hope this article offers a useful advice for your organisation.

Red Team vs Penetration Testing – Which one is the right choice for your business?

With cyber threats increasing at exponential rate, defensive techniques must evolve at the same rate. Red Team vs Penetration Testing – Which one is the right choice for your business? Both have pros and cons, but what’s best for your environment. Whether you should do it, when not to do it, benefits, costs and vendor selections.

CONTACT US