Case Study

How Hadrian Reinforced Lottomatica's Digital Defense in the Dynamic Gaming Landscape

Entertainment and Leisure Industry | Rome, Italy

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Lottomatica was actively engaged in a considerable amount of M&A activity. Integrating diverse IT systems and addressing varying security maturity levels introduced unknown vulnerabilities.

As a leading gaming agency in Europe, Lottomatica manages a complex network of websites across geographically dispersed operations.

In the gambling industry, handling sensitive customer data and financial transactions is critical. A data breach would severely damage Lottomatica's reputation, underscoring the need for enhanced attack surface visibility.

The implementation of a diverse range of security technologies.


Hadrian provided Lottomatica with a real-time understanding of its large digital infrastructure by mapping all of their internet-facing assets.

Hadrian found previously unidentified risks and removed false positives with continuous machine learning.

Hadrian’s proprietary reconnaissance technology collected insights into the context of these assets, creating a prioritized list of risks.

Executive Summary reports enables Lottomatica to share summaries of its external risk with stakeholders in one click. 


About Lottomatica

Lottomatica is a leading legal gaming agency both in Italy and across Europe. The company offers a wide range of services, including sports betting, online gaming, video-game machines, and the direct management of gaming halls. 

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Extensive and Dynamic Gaming Network

Managing Lottomatica's distributed endpoints proved complex given its extensive physical presence and diverse operational channels in sports betting points of sale, gaming halls, and a substantial online customer base. Additionally, as a gaming industry leader, Lottomatica faced frequent changes and updates to endpoints due to rapid technological advancements and regular releases of new games and services.

By systematically scanning and analyzing the entire attack surface, Hadrian ensures that no subdomains or assets, including endpoints, are left unmonitored. Hadrian's API endpoint discovery facilitates the identification of potential vulnerabilities in these critical components of the endpoint ecosystem, all achieved without causing disruptions to ongoing business operations thanks to passive risk probes.

“Hadrian enables us to maintain a strong security posture even when there is significant technological change, such as a merger.”

Stefano Vincenti, CISO at Lottomatica


Enhancing Security in Mergers and Acquisitions

Lottomatica had driven growth through extensive M&A activities, aiming to expand markets, diversify products, achieve scale efficiencies, accelerate innovation, and increase shareholder value. The process of integrating various IT systems and addressing differing levels of security maturity has been challenging for the SOC team. Security in mergers and acquisitions is typically centered around disparities in security methodologies and practices between the involved entities, emphasizing the need to harmonize and integrate diverse security approaches rather than implying inadequacy in the security measures of one team over another.

Hadrian's continuous monitoring ensures that the security posture of the acquired organization is comprehensively assessed, including third-party software that has been deployed by the acquired organization. By autonomously identifying and validating risks, Lottomatica can make informed decisions, and streamline the integration process.

Compliance and Sensitive Data Protection

Adhering to GDPR ensures legal compliance, mitigates security risks, boosts brand reputation, and opens doors to a global market. Securing transaction information is also crucial for maintaining trust among its extensive customer base. The challenge lies in the complexity of consistently achieving and sustaining compliance with these stringent regulations.

Hadrian uses continuous scanning and fingerprinting techniques to detect sensitive files, triggering in-depth scans in response to asset modifications. The three core capabilities for detecting exposed sensitive files, including ephemeral files, are contextual scanning, broad-spectrum detection, and in-depth investigation. Contextual scanning tailors scans to technology characteristics, enhancing effectiveness. AI-driven intelligent scanning reduces unnecessary traffic and false positives. Combining these features with automated reporting contributes to Hadrian's ease of use and effectiveness in ensuring compliance and safeguarding sensitive data.


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