Singapore Pools awarded international accreditation for high standard of information security & integrity controls
Singapore Pools has attained the World Lottery Association (WLA) Security Control Standard: 2012 (WLA‐SCS: 2012) certification, making it the second member operator in Asia to achieve this globally recognized security standard in the gaming industry.
May 2, 2014 – Singapore Pools has attained the World Lottery Association (WLA) Security Control Standard: 2012 (WLA‐SCS: 2012) certification, making it the second member operator in Asia to achieve this globally recognized security standard in the gaming industry.
"Upholding the integrity of our operations is vital to our business. This certification assures our stakeholders that we have a high standard of security and integrity in line with international best practice. This achievement is another step to maintaining the trust and confidence of the public in Singapore Pools," said Singapore Pools' Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr Seah Chin Siong.
Mr Seah received the certification on 30 April from WLA General Secretary, Ms Lynne Roiter in the presence of national lotteries and gaming industry players from the region at the Asia Pacific Lottery Association/World Lottery Association Seminar in Manila from 28 April to 2 May 2014.
WLA‐SCS: 2012 uses ISO/IEC 27001:2005, a leading international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) as the baseline. The accreditation signifies that Singapore Pools has met the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2005, together with 111 additional security requirements set forth by the WLA, including 90 gaming specific security and integrity controls.
The accreditation assessment for both WLA‐SCS:2012 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 was conducted by DNV Certification Limited, a well‐known international certification body, following an independent audit of Singapore Pools main operations in March 2014. The audit covered information security policy and organisation, asset management, access control, physical and environment security, communication and operations management, information systems acquisition and development and maintenance, incident management, business continuity management, and compliance.
About Singapore Pools
Singapore Pools is Singapore’s legal gaming operator, set up on 23 May 1968 by the Singapore Government in a bid to curb illegal gambling activities and to channel proceeds of legal gaming operations to community benefit. Today, Singapore Pools is wholly owned by the Tote Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance.
About World Lottery Association
The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an international trade organization that represents over 140 lotteries and 60 lottery suppliers from 90 countries on all five continents. Lottery members must be licensed or authorized to conduct lotteries and/or sports betting operations by the jurisdiction in which they trade.
The security of a lottery operator is critical in maintaining the confidence and trust of the public in its lottery games. It is vital, therefore, that a lottery operator develops and maintains a visible and documented security environment in order to achieve and sustain public confidence in its operations.
The WLA SCS is the lottery sectorʹs only internationally recognized security standard. It couples a comprehensive information security management baseline incorporating ISO/IEC 27001:2005, a leading international standard for information security management, with additional lottery‐specific security controls representing current best practice.
The WLA SCS is designed to assist the lottery sector around the globe in obtaining a high level of security controls in line with generally accepted best practices, to enable an increased reliance on the integrity of lottery operations. The WLA SCS specifies the required practices
for an effective security management structure by which a lottery may maintain the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of information vital to its secure operation.
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