What are WLA Security Control Standards?

November 3, 2014 Ryan Buckner

The WLA Security Control Standards help provide confidence in a lottery operation. To retain the confidence of players and other stakeholders, lottery organizations need to develop and maintain a visible and documented security environment.

The WLA Security Control Standard incorporates baseline requirements and controls within the organization’s overall security and risk management process – and avoids overlaps with more general security certifications. It provides lottery security professionals with a process to formally manage, update, and continuously improve its security controls.

About the Author

Ryan Buckner

Ryan Buckner is a Principal at Schellman & Company. Ryan currently serves on Schellman’s attestation leadership team and leads the firm-wide research and development for attestation methodology. Ryan is a CIPP, CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead auditor, and maintains multiple CPA licenses, among other certifications. Ryan is also an AICPA-approved and nationally listed Peer Review Specialist for SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations. Having completed over 1,000 service audits, Ryan is one of the most experienced service auditors in the world.

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