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FAQs


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We have an in-house security/legal/compliance team that are responsible for certification, can you work with them to deliver services?

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Yes, Abilott are experienced in delivering services as part of the in-house team under client programme management, so that the in-house team are seen to deliver the services supported by external teams. We can obviously also deliver the programme with our own management team in place, if that is the focus that the business needs.

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We have created policies that we need to review for best practice, to make sure they are fit for purpose. Can you help?

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Yes, we can review your documentation and help with changes or replacement solutions, working in partnership with you.

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We have been asked by our Acquiring Bank to become PCI-DSS compliant, can you help us?

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Yes, we have helped many Tier 1 and Tier 2 organisations achieve compliance, both through helping with the security architecture and security tooling, and also the policies and procedures. We will also work with QSA organisations during our engagement to ensure that evidence and solutions being delivered will be judged compliant by the auditor. We can also help with the SAQ parts of the standard, if you are a smaller organisation.

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We have a compliance audit coming up, can you help us to prepare?

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Yes, Abilott can help you by carrying out interim audit assessments and review policies and evidence. If we work together we can identify areas of failure or non-conformity, and help you to put in place remediation steps prior to the audit.

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Can you help us achieve ISO 27001 certification without affecting our entrepreneurial flair?

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Yes, often we find that organisations either have certification ‘done to them’ and have little involvement, or they buy a set of template documents off a supplier in order to achieve a quick fix solution. In both methods the end result will be a restrictive set of practices and policies that hinder the organisation or kill off its flair. We work with the client to embed the standard and we find ways to adhere to requirements, while putting in place best practice solutions – the client is always in control.

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Can you deliver work for us based upon a competitive quotation? (SoW)

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Yes, we can provide services under a Statement of Work, which will help your due-diligence process or procurement strategy.

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Are your Subject Matter Experts available for short term engagements/contractual agreements?

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Yes, we can provide interim staff to plug gaps in your internal teams or knowledge; these can be contracted in a variety of ways.

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Can you offer Compliance as a service?

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Yes, we can provide interim staff on site to manage compliance and regulatory areas for you either under interim assignment or ongoing annual service agreement, so that the costs can be reduced and knowledge transfer is maximised.

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Are your Marketing Services available as a service?

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Yes, we can provide a marketing strategy for you and we can implement this under interim assignment or ongoing annual service agreement, so that the costs can be reduced and knowledge transfer is maximised. These services range from Social Media Management, Campaign Management, Video Marketing, SEO, ASO, and everything inbetween.

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Do you offer Software Development as a service?

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Yes, we can provide contracted services from project management and product management to development under interim assignment or ongoing annual service agreement, so that the costs can be reduced and knowledge transfer is maximised.

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Can you offer Security as a service?

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Yes, we have vast experience of providing security services under an interim or annual service agreement, so that costs are reduced and knowledge transfer is maximised.

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Can Abilott carry out a gap review of IT/Cyber Security?

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Do you offer an Application Marketing consultation?

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When it comes to Mobile Apps, how can you help?

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We have experienced a DDoS attack but are not a customer. Can you help?

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Yes - initially the DDoS attack will need to mitigated. From here you will need to have a Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Test carried out to ensure that you are not even more vulnerable as a result of this attack. Finally, you will need DDoS protection in place in case the attacker is not as honest as they claim to be.

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We want a gaming license; what next?

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Are you able to help optimise our sportsbook and grow revenues further?

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Yes - full details can be shared following an initial consultation and review.

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Will you secure our intellectual property in software that is developed?

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Yes.

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What Startups do you typically seek to get involved with?

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Further to our strong history in the Gambling and Gaming sector, we have also engaged with those in the Financial and Technology sector.

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How big is your Software Development team?

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Currently we have a team of 18 developers.

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Will you reduce the cost of your Compliance services in exchange for equity?

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Yes.

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Will you reduce the cost of your Security services in exchange for equity?

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Yes.

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Will you reduce the cost of your Marketing Service/s in exchange for equity?

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Yes.

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Will you provide a reduced rate for Application Development/Software Development, in exchange for equity?

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Yes.

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Is there a minimum term of engagement for Software Development?

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No - we have worked with companies that need to outsource parts of their project so that they do not miss a deadline, those wanting to outsource an entire project and even those wanting to develop their own Sportsbook. Your best bet would be to book in a consultation and see what we can for you.

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Do you get involved with Startups that are pre and post funding?

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Yes - either scenario is fine with us.

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Can you help Startups attain investment/funding?

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Yes - we work closely with a few investors and they always keen to hear what we are getting involved with next. Further to this, for those seeking VC involvement and needing to acquire proof of traction regarding their startup, we can help these attain their 'initial seed' funding.

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What is your process for a Business Continuity Management engagement?

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It is important that we are able to understand where you currently are and what you already have in place. We would usually carry out an in-depth review, train the relevant members of your team, and review and policies that you already have in place. The next steps generally vary from business to business.

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Will you help setup bank accounts in places like Malta for Compliance purposes?

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Yes - in addition we will be able to advise you every step of the way to ensure that you are carrying out the next 'best steps'.

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Isn’t it cheaper to go straight to Balabit for one of their products?

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No - our privileged position with Balabit as a Gold Partner enables us to offer 'off-the-shelf' pricing.

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What are all of the startup services that you offer?

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Based on the startups that we are already engaged with, we get involved with Compliance, acquiring a Gaming License, Security, Software Development and Marketing. We have a team for each area.