The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) has announced the creation of a ‘Cyber Resiliency Committee (CRC)’ supported by gaming machine manufacturers Aristocrat and Light & Wonder ‘to create standards for cyber risk management, cybersecurity governance and framework control standards for casino operators and their ecosystem’.
Speaking of the development, the IGSA Chairman Earle G. Hall noted: “Our members are clear that cybersecurity has to be a top priority for all gaming suppliers in our industry to protect operators and our industry at large. A sincere thank you to Aristocrat Technologies and Light & Wonder for stepping up to lead this initiative to improve our industry.”
The Chairman, also CEO of AXES.ai, also said: “It is very inspiring to see IGSA Platinum and Gold members come together rapidly to address the alarming rate of increase of cybersecurity issues in our industry”.
IGSA has been working on multiple fronts to improve the long-term health of the industry, by examining the cutting-edge technologies and impacts on both operators and regulators, attempting to mitigate potential future stresses.
“IGSA is being called to lead a concerted effort to create cyber standards to protect our industry and that is exactly what we will do thanks to the incredible leadership within our Platinum and Gold members,” notes IGSA President Peter DeRaedt.
“This committee will solicit experts within our membership to create ready-to-use standards to improve cyber resilience,” clarifies DeRaedt.