GiG Strengthens Code Security Oversight Through Checkmarx

Since signing a formal agreement with Checkmarx, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has strengthened its device testing and security oversight of technology applications.

Under the deal, Checkmarx will provide status application security testing (SAST) requirements to GiG, allowing the Stockholm-listed technology company to meet its customer scale and demands for build quality.

Checkmarx is regarded as one of the leading digital security research centres for large-scale companies, serving more than 1,400 clients worldwide including Deloitte, Salesforce, SAP and CDK Global.

GiG chief information officer Chris Armes said: “Security is embedded in our culture, and ingrained in everything we do as a business.

“Partnering with Checkmarx forms part of the wider initiative of Integrating security throughout the development life cycle of our partner’s online casino or sports betting sites. The partnership will help to fuel our primary security objective of engineering secure products throughout GiG’s Ecosystem.”

In its announcement, GiG outlined that it will help its research and development teams to detect and rectify software and device vulnerabilities more quickly with more SAST tools to source code.

GiG claimed that improved security monitoring of its applications has become a core objective of the business following its recent transformation into a single B2B platform and network provider for incumbent igaming and sports betting.

Checkmarx Regional Director for DACH and CEE Christopher Brennan added: “Modern software development is complex, requiring organisations and development teams to place both speed and security at the forefront of everything they do, and Checkmarx is committed to helping our customers achieve this balance.

“We’re pleased that an innovator like Gaming Innovation Group has chosen to utilise CxSAST and are confident that our partnership will allow them to instil cyber resilience into the software they develop, setting the standard for software security in the iGaming industry.”