Napoleon becomes first non-EGBA member to join cyber security group

The European Gaming and Betting Association’s expert group on cyber security is set to get further key insights through the addition of Napoleon Sports & Casino.

This extra strength also sees the Brussels-based trade association welcome the first operator from outside of its membership to join the group, which facilitates industry cooperation on cyber security matters.

“Providing a trusted and safe environment to our players is one of Napoleon’s strategic priorities,” commented Tom De Clercq, Executive Director, Napoleon Sports & Casino. 

“Ensuring the security of their data is a critical element contributing to that objective. Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected online gambling environment requires a coordinated response to prevent and respond to cyber-attacks. 

“Napoleon joined EGBA’s cyber security expert group to exchange best practices and help drive initiatives within the industry that combat online threats and provide a safe, secure, and protected entertainment environment to players.”

The group, which was launched in March 2022, aims to heighten the standard of cyber security among its members. It provides a forum where operators can share information, expertise, and work together proactively to identify the latest online security threats, resolve potential security vulnerabilities, prevent cyber incidents, and implement latest best practices.

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the EGBA, said of the addition of the Superbet brand: “We’re delighted to welcome Napoleon Sports & Casino, as the newest participant to EGBA’s industry group on cyber security and welcome their expertise, particularly of the Belgian market. 

“The group is a valuable platform for operators to share practical information and solutions about the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities and contribute to a more joined-up industry approach to cyber security. Interested operators should contact us if they wish to be considered for participation to the group.” 

The group comprises cyber security experts from European online gambling operators, including EGBA members, and is underpinned by a memorandum of understanding.

Participation is open to all of the operators across the continent, including those not members of EGBA, provided they comply with certain principles to maintain the highest standards in cyber security.