Continent 8 Technologies carries out OddsWorks compliance audit in PA

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Continent 8 Technologies has carried out a full regulatory security compliance audit for OddsWorks as part of the supplier’s regulatory commitments in Pennsylvania

OddsWorks chose the compliance technology firm to carry out the audit as well as a vulnerability assessment penetration test, which is necessary for all licensed suppliers in the Keystone State. 

PGCB regulations state that licensees are required to carry out annual security audits and VAPTs via a third party. OddsWorks turned to Continent 8 for its certification. 

Steven De Mar, Executive VP at ODDSworks, added: “At Oddsworks, we are taking cybersecurity seriously – the industry is under attack. Continent 8 has done an incredible job at supporting us through our cybersecurity audit in the state of Pennsylvania. We were impressed by the speed at which the audit was planned, undertaken and reported on, as well as its scope and depth.

“We already knew that Continent 8 was at the top of its game having used its hosting solutions in other US states, but its cybersecurity audit for us shows that it really does set the standard for others to follow.”

Continent 8 carried out the audit via its cybersecurity division C8 Secure and with a team of specialists. The audit took eight weeks, was on time, and under budget. 

Noted as one of the “most stringent” regulators in the US, the PCGB test expects licensees to prove their compliance with a range of standards. 

These include procuring and implementing IDS and IPS solutions, ensuring that gaming machines are performing one function online, procuring anti-virus, malware and ransomware for all virtual machines and implementing vulnerability scanning. 

Patrick Gardner, Managing Partner at C8 Secure, a Continent 8 company, said: “Cybersecurity is a hot topic in the online and land-based gaming industry, and ODDSworks are an example of a company that is prioritising cybersecurity.

“Having cybersecurity provisions in place is not only a must when it comes to protecting the organisation, but also when it comes to compliance. Pennsylvania is setting the standard when it comes to protecting the igaming market.

“The regulatory landscape and requirements across different states can make it incredibly complex for operators and suppliers operating in these markets. Of course, we can assist other operators and suppliers with their cybersecurity audits in Pennsylvania and any other regulated US state.”