A new tool developed in part by Raytheon can benefit online gaming operators

It’s no secret that there are certain limitations associated with Internet operations, and that there is always the threat of a malicious attack. These attacks may come as a dedicated denial of service (DDOS) attack, which prevents access to a site by legitimate users, or through a hack that hopes to find access to money. The online casino industry has been targeted in the past, just like all others, but a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool being developed by Raytheon and the University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) could help make these attacks a thing of the past.

USTA’s Cyber Center for Security and Analytics has teamed up with Raytheon to explore the use of AI in detecting malicious cyberattacks early. The goal is to create AI-based solutions that can immediately detect attacks and help security departments be more proactive in being able to stop them. The AI will reportedly be able to automatically identify anomalies and allow security systems to make adjustments to thwart an incoming attack.

The project is being led by UTSA professor Nicole Beebe and a $447,000 Raytheon grant. Beebe explains, “Today’s security analysts and threat hunters are overloaded with data and mired down by manual processes. Automation, cyber analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other enabling technologies need to be integrated into current concepts of operations in order to allow them to spend time on higher-priority mission activities. We are very excited to partner with Raytheon to solve these challenging problems.”

AI is lending its strengths to improve online operations and casinos, which need to guarantee as much uptime as possible, can benefit greatly from the advances. This not only makes the gaming platform more accessible, but it also increases user satisfaction to create retention.