IGT attains ‘prestigious’ WLA security certification

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IGT has recently been awarded the World Lottery Association’s Security Control Standard: 2020 Level 2 Certification, in recognition of its “industry-leading” risk management strategies.

The honour has been hailed as “one of the lottery industry’s most prestigious security certifications” by IGT, with the company required to comply with requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 in order to achieve the status.

After meeting the WLA’s lottery-focused security requirements, IGT was then audited by the WLA-approved assessor, DNV GL – Business Assurance.

Luke Orchard, IGT SVP, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, commented: “Earning the World Lottery Association’s Security Control Standard: 2020 Certification reinforces IGT’s leadership in maintaining and delivering secure services and technologies for lotteries around the world, and our commitment to quantifiable security measures that comply with leading, independent and industry-recognised accreditations.”

The certification validates operations at IGT’s major lottery-based campuses in North America, including Lakeland in Florida and Moncton in Canada.

According to the company’s announcement, it will also make their proposals “even more attractive” in most lottery procurement processes, while delivering short, medium and long-term security controls.

Earlier this month, IGT revealed its fourth quarter and full-year results for the 2021 financial year, detailing its ‘best revenue, profit, and cash flow performance in the last four years’.

The firm also launched its ‘Positive Play’ social media campaign to help raise public awareness for Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM).