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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?
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 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’.

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Gambling Commission Security Audit

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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. 

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