Cyberattacks on iGaming platforms are becoming more sophisticated, but so are the tools to fight them

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing many industries across the globe, including iGaming. But, at the same time, it is also reinventing cyberattacks. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the remote work culture and rapid cloud computing have encouraged hackers to deploy innovative solutions to break into online networks. These cyberattacks pose a severe risk to worldwide security and AI risks and developments in the cyberthreat landscape are redefining security as companies already struggle to keep pace with advanced attacks.

Because cyberattacks are more sophisticated now, computer and network professionals are researching ways to use AI to combat these threats. AI is being integrated by iGaming operators into their existing security systems since AI has the ability to identify and predict security threats. AI is able to instantly identify suspicious activities throughout a company’s technology and its user tasks. To safeguard software, AI-powered antivirus solutions are being used to detect network anomalies. When malicious software is launched in a network, the software can detect it and immediately prevent assets from being exploited.

AI’s analytical and monitoring capabilities are also able to enhance the efficiency of the iGaming infrastructure and lower the price of system maintenance at the same time. AI methods, such as User and Event Behavioral Analytics, are able to analyze baseline behavior at the server level and help the traditional techniques reinforce the security of the networks. Traditional security methods depend on vulnerability indicators to identify attacks and, while this approach works against known attacking agents, it is ineffective against new exploits. Combining AI with conventional methods improves the tracking rate and gives an added advantage to operators.