With operations spread out over large geographic regions, iGaming operators turn to AI to improve security

With so many employees from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, and due to large geographic footprints, securing devices remains critical for online casinos. They must consider all of the available tools in their defensive toolkit. iGaming operators are now turning to next-generation endpoint protection technologies, which go beyond the simple, signature-based security techniques of the past, increasingly leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to make their internal and external platforms more secure.

These AI-based endpoint solutions use the same reliable signature detection as always, but also include new enhancements, including endpoint detection and response (EDR) options, user behavioral analysis, predictive analytics and threat intelligence. Signature-based security, which compares threats to a database of previously identified malicious code, is able to catch around 70-80% of cybersecurity threats, but this isn’t enough to tackle today’s threat landscape

Next-gen endpoint protection tools give iGaming operators the ability to more completely detail security incidents, relying on worldwide threat intelligence. They also work effectively and seamlessly with other security tools to provide greater protection. These endpoint security tools provide online casino operators with more complete information regarding security events, such as what the attacker is trying to exploit, who the target is and whether other, similar attacks are found.

With a lot at risk, iGaming operators have to make sure they are protected at all times and from all angles. AI tools are able to provide better security coverage, often identifying potential exploits or attacks before they begin. Next-gen endpoint security tools that take advantage of AI technology allow those platforms to provide even more robust protection.