Cybersecurity in the Public Sector: the Belgian National Lottery story
Cybersecurity is key in all industries, including the Public Sector. One could argue that for government organizations it is even more crucial to maintain a healthy cyber hygiene, given the fact that they manage incredibly sensitive personal information. The National Lottery of Belgium is no exception. They maintain a very high cybersecurity standard to which the Sweepatic Attack Surface Management (ASM) Platform contributes.
Why the National Lottery implemented attack surface management in their organization
The National Lottery organizes public lotteries, bets, contests and gambling for more than six million players in Belgium. They operate in a socially responsible, reliable and safe manner. The profits of these activities are returned to society through subsidies and sponsoring.
To achieve their goal of giving back to the community, IT is very important at the National Lottery. With 1.4 million registered players on their e-commerce platform and therefore a lot of transactions, the National Lottery needs to offer a safe player experience where security is key. Especially since they process personal data on those digital platforms.
Continuous monitoring with the Sweepatic Attack Surface Management Platform
The National Lottery was looking for an automatically updated inventory of all their internet-facing assets, including possibly suspicious cybersquatting domains mimicking their brand.
Laurent Joppart, CISO at the National Lottery explains:
Proactive attack surface reduction and staying a step ahead of cybercriminals are important objectives for the cybersecurity organization of the National Lottery. In this sense, keeping track of the external attack surface 24/7 is key.
The National Lottery leverages the Sweepatic Platform as an automatic and time-saving solution to map their internet-facing assets. They find the Tracker feature – listing all findings of the Sweepatic Platform like misconfigurations and vulnerabilities – easy-to-use and incorporated filtering, classifying and dismissing findings in their workflow.
To conclude, the National Lottery comments on the customer support of Sweepatic.