EGBA creates new expert group to tackle cybersecurity issues – European Gaming Industry News

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has created a new group of experts to help support and coordinate its members’ efforts to counter the latest cybersecurity threats against gambling sites. The group will enable EGBA members to share information about the latest cyber threats and attacks with each other, cooperate to track and resolve incidents, identify and resolve security vulnerabilities, and implement the latest best practices. in cybersecurity.

The group will facilitate cooperation among EGBA members to support their active and early detection and response to cyber threats, strengthen individual and common security practices, and prevent malicious activity against their customer bases, including protection against theft of funds and data breaches. The group includes cybersecurity experts from EGBA members and the scope and type of data to be shared within the group has been established through a Memorandum of Understanding.

Participation in the group is open to gambling operators who are not members of the EGBA, provided they comply with a number of principles aimed at ensuring the highest standards of cybersecurity and protection are maintained. Datas.

“We launched this expert group to encourage and establish a much-needed platform for cross-industry cooperation on cybersecurity issues. Cybercriminals are becoming more determined and sophisticated in their efforts to attempt to hack into gambling sites in order to steal customer data and money. Cyber ​​threats tend to be cross-border in nature, affect operators equally and pose a common threat to the industry. That’s why it’s extremely important for operators to work more closely together to strengthen cybersecurity protocols and procedures, find common solutions to the latest security threats and vulnerabilities, and implement the highest security standards.” said Maarten Haijer, General Secretary of the EGBA.

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