Cyberspace theft is on the rise, and every establishment with a network connection to the internet is a likely candidate for such thefts. Casinos notwithstanding have a target on their back. For one, their system is a channel with a constant flow of cash, and two, it runs on a 24hr basis. Meaning a hacker can be stealing from a casino in trickles without them noticing it. Especially now, with the growth of new online casino sites with real money, it is most likely that several have fallen victim to cyber theft.
Well, not all hope is lost. There are steps that casinos can take to altogether remove the target on their back. Below are just some of them.
1. Ask For Legal Certification Of Their Staff Plus Their Customers
To heighten its security, a casino should include proof of legal certification as part of a registration for their clients. Here they may ask for either the ID number or passport number as a medium of tracing their clients. When it comes to the hiring of their staff, an interested candidate should provide a certificate of good conduct provided by the state, alongside their CVs.Most times such heists are an inside job, and this will narrow the eventuality of theft by a significant percentage.
2. Set Strict Rules And Consequences For Defaulters
There have been cases where dealers or any other support staff have been found bagging some amount of cash from the tables. In even extreme cases, clients and the dealers work together to steal from a casino. Sometimes they do get away with it, but also sometimes they are caught. Once a casino gets a hold of such defaulters, they should press very harsh charges to make an example out of them. Such that if anyone is even thinking of stealing a penny, they know what will befall them when they are caught.
3. Periodic System Maintenance And Upgrades
Once a system has been implemented, people get acquainted with it. And they even get to know about the loopholes within the structure. This, in turn, leaves the casino at a disadvantage and very exposed to easy access to their vital financial information. It is therefore mandatory that a casinos management takes it upon itself to conduct proper and upgrades to keep the larkers away. An update comes with better security measures that protect the organization with an improved protective blanket.
4. Set Random And Changing Login Passwords For Thier Staff Members
Passwords are a protective code that only a specific number of people have access to. And in almost every business enterprise, a personalized password is given to their staff members. The passwords vary from person to person, depending on the information deemed relevant to their profession. Such that a manager has a different one as compared to a financial assistant. Unfortunately, these passwords may fall into the wrong hands and used to access information that leads to the theft of money. For that reason, it calls for a random rotation of passwords among the staff members.