Gamania Group leverages CyberArk solution to protect over 10 million gamers, customers and employees

Vincent Goh, President, APJ at CyberArk
Vincent Goh, President, APJ at CyberArk

CyberArk, the global identity security provider, announced that Taiwan-based Gamania Group has implemented the CyberArk Identity Security Platform to strengthen its cybersecurity defenses. Gamania Group’s businesses span payment services, e-commerce, online media, original content and IT and serves over 10 million gamers, customers and employees.

Why did Gamania Group onboard CyberArk’s solution?

Gamania Group’s business – Gamania, an online and mobile games publisher – develops and runs some of the most popular online games. With its large clientele, Gamania must balance a positive and rewarding gaming experience, while protecting users from malicious actors who could be seeking to cause damage or extract money from the business and its clients.

Other businesses in the group, such as the GASH online payment system and GAMA PAY e-payment service – the first of its kind in Taiwan – have been targets for cyber attackers.  

Gamania Group tasked Digicentre, an IT services business specialising in cybersecurity and borne out of Gamania’s former IT and security department, to build a robust cybersecurity defense strategy for the entire group. After extensive research, CyberArk was selected for its robust privileged access management and endpoint privilege management capabilities. 

CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager, part of the CyberArk Identity Security Platform, will enable Gamania Group to: 

  • Automatically discover and onboard human identities, privileged credentials and secrets
  • Centralise policy management so admins can manage passwords and user access securely and efficiently
  • Remove local admin rights and enforce least privilege across the group
  • Implement foundational endpoint security controls across multiple platforms

The CyberArk Identity Security Platform has helped reduce the potential impact of cyberattacks by quickly detecting, analysing and containing potential threats and protecting access to critical data and assets to reduce services disruption. Built for the dynamic enterprise, the CyberArk Identity Security Platform enables secure access for any identity — human or machine — to any resource or environment from anywhere, using any device.

How effective has CyberArk’s solution been?

“Protecting privileged access has become a core component of Gamania Group’s cybersecurity strategy. We believe the focus now should be on individual identity and access, especially since the traditional perimeter no longer exists,” said Paul Ding, GM of Digicentre.

“CyberArk has allowed Gamania Group to improve its cybersecurity posture. We now have greater insight about what is needed to mitigate risks. Also, we have seen improvements to our security management operations with better efficiency and productivity from the significantly reduced number of alerts the systems generate. We look forward to experiencing more benefits as we extend the implementation of CyberArk across our group,” said Ding.

Commenting on the solution, Vincent Goh, President, APJ at CyberArk, said, “CyberArk is pleased to help Gamania Group boost defenses against cyber threats across its businesses, detecting and mitigating incidents to keep gamers, customers and employees better protected. We look forward to continuing our support of Gamania in its journey towards implementing an increasingly pervasive, robust and efficient cybersecurity platform.” 

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What is the wider industry context of this product launch?

The gaming industry is a prime target for cyberattacks. With billions of dollars in revenue at stake, hackers are constantly looking for ways to steal sensitive data, disrupt operations, or even take games offline.

In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile cyberattacks against gaming companies. In 2021, for example, a hacker group stole the personal data of over 100 million gamers from the gaming company Electronic Arts. And in 2022, a DDoS attack brought down the popular game Fortnite for several hours.

There are a number of reasons why the gaming industry is so vulnerable to cyberattacks. First, gaming companies often collect a lot of sensitive data about their users, including personal information, payment information, and gameplay data. This data can be a valuable target for hackers.

Second, gaming companies often use complex networks and systems that can be difficult to secure. This is especially true for large gaming companies that operate games on multiple platforms, such as PC, console, and mobile.

Third, gaming companies often have a young workforce that may not be as aware of cybersecurity risks. This can make it easier for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities.

To protect themselves from cyberattacks, gaming companies need to take a number of steps. These include:

  • Investing in strong cybersecurity solutions. This includes firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and data encryption.
  • Training employees on cybersecurity best practices. This includes how to identify and report phishing emails, create strong passwords, and protect their personal information.
  • Implementing security policies and procedures. This includes setting up strong access controls, monitoring network traffic, and regularly conducting security audits.

By taking these steps, gaming companies can help to protect themselves from cyberattacks and keep their users safe.

In addition to the steps outlined above, gaming companies can also take a number of other steps to improve their cybersecurity posture. These include:

  • Working with law enforcement to investigate and prosecute cyberattacks.
  • Sharing information about cyberattacks with other gaming companies and industry organizations.
  • Supporting research into new cybersecurity technologies.

By taking a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, gaming companies can help to protect themselves from the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks.

Here are some additional tips for gamers to help protect themselves from cyberattacks:

  • Be careful about what information you share online. Don’t share your personal information, such as your full name, address, or phone number, with people you don’t know.
  • Use strong passwords and don’t reuse them across multiple websites or services.
  • Be careful about clicking on links in emails or on websites. If you’re not sure if a link is legitimate, don’t click on it.
  • Keep your software up to date. Software updates often include security patches that can help to protect your devices from cyberattacks.
  • Use a VPN when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. A VPN encrypts your traffic, making it more difficult for hackers to steal your data.

By following these tips, gamers can help to protect themselves from cyberattacks and keep their personal information safe.

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