Posted 2/8/11 : Independent audit ordered by KGC
 
Last year's Poker Table Ratings vs. UB.com encryption row resurfaced this week with the release of an independent report giving the online poker site and its parent Cereus Poker Network a clean bill of health in security terms.
 
The audit was carried out at the behest of the Kahnawake Gaming Commission following allegations by PTR, an online poker information site, concerning security aspects at UB.com.
 
Back then, the allegations were quickly and transparently addressed by the poker company management, but clearly its licensing jurisdiction felt it necessary to have an independent assessment.
 
RSA, the security division of EMC, and an international specialist in security, risk and compliance solutions; managing organisational risk; safeguarding mobile access and collaboration; proving compliance; and securing virtual and cloud environments, was selected for the assignment, according to a statement released this week by the KGC.
 
The survey was completed recently and included external testing and a software source code audit of the key components involved in the security issue, which was discovered last May.
 
A KGC spokesman said this week: "RSA’s final report was recently presented to the Commission and the Commission is satisfied that…..the operator of the Cereus Poker Network and the software developer have addressed and corrected the problem that was identified and, in fact, have enhanced the overall security of software and systems in the affected areas.
 
"There is no evidence that the security issue identified on May 6, 2010 resulted in any player gaming data being compromised."