Following the Lotteriinspektionens’ announcement about receiving 55 applications for an online gambling license, eCOGRA has announced that it is ready to start testing the applicants and certify them as eligible or not for receiving a license for online gambling in Sweden. The independent testing laboratory has recently received the grant of the necessary scope extension to its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation issued by the UK Accreditation Service. This extension was required so that eCOGRA could include the relevant technical requirements and standards from the Swedish regulator, Lotteriinspektionens. How Will eCOGRA Implement the New Swedish Regulations and Requirements in Their Testing? eCOGRA’s new extension to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation was actually issued precisely for the purpose of including Sweden's new technical requirements and standards published by the Lotteriinspektionens. Since eCOGRA holds all the necessary certificates and accreditations, it is the only testing laboratory authorized to provide such tests. eCOGRA’s Chief Operating Officer, Shaun McCallaghan stated that eCOGRA’s team members are extremely pleased to be able to offer their services and provide assistance to their existing and potential new clients so they can comply with the Swedish certification requirements and testing. The significant number of applicants, many of which are multi-jurisdictional software providers and operators, have already been audited by eCOGRA, which significantly reflects that the quality of eCOGRA’s services has put these operators and software providers through the complex requirements by other licensing jurisdictions. As a committed auditor that has been servicing its existing clients for so many years, regardless of the jurisdictions they choose to license their online gambling products at, eCOGRA will maintain their dedication and commitment to servicing both new and existing clients through the Swedish regulations, as well. McCallaghan also added that a number of the 55 applicants have already committed to using their services in the Swedish market, which only further proves that eCOGRA’s quality is unrivaled and that they are the most trusted auditor in the online gambling market. Why is eCOGRA the Most Reliable Auditor? eCOGRA is, in fact, the only gambling testing laboratory that has the necessary authorization to offer accredited certifications for ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) to software providers and operators by having the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 accreditation. In addition, eCOGRA has received another essential approval as a testing laboratory from Jersey and PAGCOR (Philippines) and is entirely committed to offering their services to all of their clients in each of the regulated gambling markets where they have chosen to license their gambling products. Needless to say, eCOGRA is one of the most renowned testing companies, with a 15-years-long experience in the online gambling industry, ensuring player safety requirements and improving operational standards. eCOGRA is authorized not only to implement the best requirements and practice standards but to also ensure that these are maintained, through continuous monitoring and testing. It is the regulatory audit partner to more than 100 multi-jurisdictional software providers and operators in online gambling and has a team of professional information security experts, auditors, responsible gambling specialists and test engineers with Big 4 auditing firm experience. eCOGRA has all the vital accreditations, certificates, and approvals by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and the Information Security Management Systems, including the UKAS' ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, and ISO/IEC 27001. What Is an ISO/IEC 27001 and Why Is It Important? ISO/IEC is an internationally recognized standard for information security management which aids companies to manage and identify possible risks to information security. A testing laboratory needs the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 accreditation as a prerequisite for proceeding with third-party ISO/IEC 27001 audits. eCOGRA is the first such testing laboratory that has been awarded these accreditations in the entire online gambling industry. The ISO/IEC is important as it stands for trust and credibility, reputational protection and augmentation of information security. In fact, jurisdictions such as Spain, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Denmark, Romania, and Portugal are already refraining from demanding certain security auditing requirements if the license holder is ISO/IEC certified. This means a significant effort and cost saving, as well as a quicker time for the license holder to market. If your company holds this certificate, it gives your customers the guarantee that your company uses the best controls and reduces any risks to sensitive information leakage.