Cyber technology experts said MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment did everything correctly when it came to proactively protecting their operations from the threat of a security breach.
The Strip’s two largest operators — with a combined 16 resorts — invested in technology, complied with all regulatory frameworks and had numerous cyber protections, protocols and security measures in place. The companies even worked with cyber experts to run vulnerability tests and conducted numerous simulations and exercises with staff on what to do in the event of a cyberattack.
All of their efforts didn’t matter.
MGM Resorts and Caesars were victims of separate cyberattacks in September that brought unwanted national attention to the casino industry, given that the companies combined operate more than 60 casinos in nearly 20 states.