Predictive artificial intelligence allows online casino operators to stop attacks faster and better

Over the years, and several times each year, almost all iGaming operators have had to deal with a major problem. They have found themselves as targets of hackers and simple miscreants who try to break into their systems, which results in a reduction in workforce operational efficiency and customer confidence. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now being integrated into the platforms that can substantially mitigate the risks and, in many cases, stop attacks before they become a real threat.

AI is not new in the casino industry, especially the online segment, but predictive AI is taking things to a new level. Previously web security experts employed by iGaming operators could essentially only react to potential threats after a problem had developed, but predictive AI is now able to help security departments by proactively identifying potential issues. The AI can process thousands of threads of data coming into the site at once, allowing it to analyze the traffic almost instantaneously and cut off access to anything that is flagged as a possible attack.

As a result, AI is giving online casinos better protection from ransomware and dedicated denial of service (DDOS) attacks, as well as from an attack specifically designed to find weaknesses in AI defenses. Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) have been developed to trick AI-based network defenses, but predictive AI is able to thwart even these highly advanced intelligent attacks. As a result, online casinos are able to concentrate more on enhancing the user experience and less on simply keeping the site secure.