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Why CISOs at gaming companies need to reimagine security

21/04/2021

Online gaming has become a huge business, and growing quickly, with gaming companies adding millions of users a year – and tens of millions of dollars in revenue – while competing with one another to build the best, most immersive experiences for their users.

However, there’s a cost that comes along with this rapid growth. With its high-volume stream of data flowing between gamers and game servers, along with the real-time immediacy of gameplay, gaming has also become especially attractive to hackers. Fueled by COVID-19 lockdowns, gaming platforms have grown user numbers almost 40% over the last year, with the overall industry now worth more than $159 billion, and expected to surpass $200 billion by 2023.

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