Risk Associates has been accredited by the World Lottery Association (WLA) as an Affiliated Assessment Service Entity (ASE)
Risk Associates Europe Ltd (Risk Associates) is a UKAS accredited ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 certification body that can provide assessment and certification of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), especially within the online gaming and payment card industry. We are proud to announce that our auditors can now perform World Lottery Association’s Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) assessments for our clients’ online gaming sector
The WLA has recently released the seventh edition of its security standard, WLA-SCS:2020, which features new controls for lottery technology suppliers, the use of cloud hosting for lottery gaming systems, as well as controls for privacy and application security. The standard also couples a comprehensive information security management baseline incorporating ISO/IEC 27001 with additional lottery-specific security controls representing current best practice.
The security and integrity of lottery and sports betting activities play a significant role in retaining clients’ trust and confidence in the industry. The World Lottery Association requires that every lottery, sports betting operator, and gaming organizations seeking association with WLA must develop and maintain a visible and documented security environment.
Dr. Aftab Rizvi, CEO of Risk Associates expressed his gratitude to WLA Security and Risk Management Committee (WLA SRMC) for their due diligence during the accreditation process. He also commented, “We are grateful to the WLA team for their professionalism and support during the approval process. We pledge to provide reliable and precise assessments to our clients that can assure them that they can continue their services with the confidence of having a secure gaming environment and maintain compliance with the WLA-SCS:2020 standard.”