Penningautomatförening (Paf) and Kindred Group (formerly Unibet) have become the latest organisations to be certified by the accredited testing laboratory eCOGRA for compliance with the information security standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standards for Information Security Management Systems.

This certification now places Paf and Kindred Group amongst a limited number of online gambling organisations that have achieved this prestigious certification, demonstrating their commitment to protecting the security of their customers’ and other stakeholders’ data.

Shaun McCallaghan, Chief Executive Officer at eCOGRA, said that his organisation is experiencing significant demand for accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certification as the online gambling industry becomes increasing regulated and willing to go the extra mile to implement best practice security standards.

“It is evident that many online gambling regulators have already moved towards requiring license holders, as well as their relevant software suppliers, to obtain ISO/IEC 27001 certification, and these licensing jurisdictions are prepared to waive certain security auditing requirements if the relevant parties are ISO/IEC 27001 certified.”

This effectively expedites the licensing process and can open a faster route to market for these operators and software suppliers.

McCallahgan added that eCOGRA continues to invest and build on its already extensive information security experience and expertise in order to support the ISO/IEC 27001 auditing and certification team.

eCOGRA is the only online gambling test laboratory that is accredited to offer this key certification and is currently conducting ISO/IEC 27001 compliance reviews for various leading industry organisations, with certifications previously awarded to companies such as bet365, Betway and Bede Gaming.