Thursday Apr 11, 2024

PENN Entertainment's David Lingenfelter on How Changing Regulations Have Affected the Gaming Industry's Risk Appetite

In this week's episode of the Future of Cyber Risk podcast, David speaks with David Lingenfelter, Chief Information Security Officer at PENN Entertainment. They discuss the challenge of securing assets that you did not create yourself and how evolving regulations have affected the gaming industry's risk appetite. 


David also offers his insight on the critical skills a successful security practitioner should have. He also explains his approach to educating employees on security when they might have varying degrees of knowledge on staying secure.


Topics discussed:

  • The challenges of securing assets, such as slot machines, that you did not create yourself.
  • What it's like to balance both physical and cyber security responsibilities: luckily you only have to worry about one or the other.
  • Critical skills for security practitioners to succeed in today's landscape.
  • What education looks like at an organization where employees might have diverse levels of knowledge on security.
  • How ransomware has affected the gaming industry, even as it has transitioned from brick and mortar to digital.
  • Whether the industry practices direct collaboration to help each other prevent and overcome threats even when they're competitors.
  • How evolving regulations have affected the industry, especially regarding risk appetite.

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