New Jersey Beefs Up Cybersecurity Rules

Citing increased risks of cyber attacks, New Jersey has become the first state to require casinos to have an information security officer (ISO) licensed as a key employee.

Under new rules adopted last week by New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), Atlantic City casinos must designate a specialist ISO who will be required to obtain the same kind of gaming license as the current heads of casinos’ surveillance and audit departments.

The regulations come just months after four New Jersey-licensed online casinos had to be taken offline due to a cyber attack that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend.

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