INTRALOT: FIRST LOTTERY VENDOR TO ACHIEVE WLA CERTIFICATION RECEIVED DOUBLE CERTIFICATION ON I. S.
INTRALOT has become the first international lottery vendor to have its Technical Division officially certified with the World Lottery Association (WLA) Security Control Standard certification along with ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification from BSI Management Systems, an information security management systems certification body, accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
The WLA certification process, which is connected with ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, involves an extensive examination of lottery systems and services specific security controls. In order to receive the WLA Security Control Standard certification, INTRALOT was audited on its ISMS operation, as well as on specific controls regarding Risk Assessment and Treatment, Security Policy, Organization of Information Security, Asset Management, Human Resources Security, Physical Security, Communications and Operations Management, Access Control, Information Systems Acquisition, Development, Maintenance, Information Security Incident management, Compliance and plans for Business Continuity. BSI also performed on-site inspections, examining INTRALOT’s documented procedures and operations. To determine whether INTRALOT continues to comply with the WLA Security Control Standard and ISO/IEC 27001:2005, BSI will conduct regular audits of the company’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) and related operations.
Receiving certifications from an independent and trustworthy third-party offers concrete proof that INTRALOT is operating an effective ISMS in accordance with the highest possible standards.
Commenting on the double certification, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, CEO of INTRALOT S.A., stated: “INTRALOT demonstrates continued excellence in Information Security. It is the company’s mission to provide to its clients not only pioneering technology that meets their needs, but also reliability and security. Our clients benefit from a partner with extensive security controls, which give them the confidence they need. INTRALOT is certainly a leader in the gaming sector, having received official recognition from the WLA for the crucial issue of security - a highly specialized certificate, which is unique in the lottery industry.”
Mr. Hans Savonije Executive Director of WLA commented: “We are very pleased with INTRALOT’s receiving the WLA Certification. This achievement reveals the company’s commitment to always operate according to the highest standards that the WLA information security certificate presupposes. INTRALOT is the first lottery vendor to receive this significant certification and we trust that others will follow. We, at WLA, support every effort towards excellence in information security, a very essential element for consistent and reliable lotteries’ operations.”
The World Lottery Association is the leading platform in the global world of gaming with approximately 150 members state authorized lotteries and 65 lottery supplying companies. The WLA focuses its effort on continuously building gaming excellence and sharing best practices by issuing standards and guidelines in key areas such as responsible gaming, security and responsible marketing.
BSI Management Systems is one of the world’s largest certification bodies, with over 64,000 certified locations and clients in more than 120 countries. Operating through a global network, BSI Management Systems provides assessment, certification and training services in all critical areas of management disciplines. BSI Management Systems is part of BSI Group, a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions.
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content and sports betting management, to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 45 countries, with approximately 4.400 people and revenues of €835,5 m. for 2007, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.