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Play Safe

  • July 05, 2019

When you are ready to launch your own competition website, there should be nothing to distract your users from visiting, paying and playing on your site. Right? At Tentacle we understand your most important task will be to get your users to engage with your brand; sharing it with their friends and family. Your users shouldn’t be about how their data is being stored and if it can be stolen by opportunistic hackers. The security of the website, technology, database and of the entire game, is why Tentacle’s clients rate them 5/5 in all surveys.

Skilled games developers can talk about their standards all they want, but concrete evidence – audits and the resulting certifications are what matter. When looking for an EU-based, and particularly UK-based, respectable development house, those certified by Cyber Essentials should be the ones catching your eye.

A Cyber Essentials certified database developer and a not-certified one can be the difference between customer satisfaction and irretrievable data loss.

The Highest Standard

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed accreditation that was introduced back in 2014 and offers businesses baseline cybersecurity to cover the basic protection from cyber-crime. This scheme was developed and implemented to make it easier for businesses to protect themselves and to encourage good cybersecurity practices.

When a development house wants to, and in the light of GDPR – practically is required to, get accredited with Cyber Essentials they must go through a rigorous procedure that includes a self-assessment questionnaire and an external vulnerability scan to be submitted to an external certifying body. Skilled game developers like Tentacle Solution review their network and perimeter security, keep the software and hardware they use updated to be compliant with the standard and available to renew the certification annually to show that they are operating in good faith and keep the good standing.

In other words - going through all the hurdles to ensure that their clients are really safe. A Cyber Essentials certified developer and a non-certified one can be the difference between customer satisfaction and irretrievable data loss, between smooth business operations and stolen client data. Between a good reputation and lawsuits.

Earning trust

Part of the incentive to play spot the ball is the transparent nature of the game – it requires the attentiveness and skill from the player. Everything about the game and behind the scenes should be as honest and transparent as the game itself.

It takes effort and willingness to grow from the developers’ side to be certified by third-parties and keep it up and be compliant with the government recognized standards. It shows the willingness to be transparent, to show that they have nothing to hide. For example, you can always look up Tentacle Solutions’ certification on the official site and see how, by whom, and when they were assessed and if they are compliant.

Such a development house as Tentacle Solutions, not only talks about security but shows the length to which they can go to earn their clients trust.