At MTG, we recognise the importance of safety and security; it’s everyone’s responsibility. Our Risk & Security team develop the strategy which we all implement locally, creating a secure working environment. This strategy is designed to protect our business and company strategy, enable the business and ensure that, in case of interruption we can recover quickly with as little harm done as possible.
The Risk & Security team is responsible for the following areas:
- Business resilience;
- Crisis management and escalation;
- Personnel security, which includes travel security, security while working remotely and executive protection;
- Security incident recording, analysis, investigation and resolution;
- Content protection and anti-piracy initiatives – we continue to be members of the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance as well as the Nordic Content Protection organisation;
- Physical security and compliance with the physical security baselines;
- Management and application of insurance policies.
The IT Department takes care of information security in close collaboration with the Risk & Security team.
The Risk & Security team develop and deliver the Integrated Risk Management Framework, which is governed by the risk management policy, as well as group-wide trainings on relevant topics. The risk work streams dictate the governance structure which is made up of information security, security operations, resilience, IT security, content protection, people, regulatory and business risks.
The governance committee monitors the group-level risks and risk-related activities and oversees the implementation of controls. It also supports and controls the risk framework as well as providing guidance, and escalating issues to the MTG Board of Directors and the executive management.
The role of the audit committee is to evaluate and challenge the risk framework. They measure and evaluate the impacts of the work streams against set KPIs.
Throughout 2018, we’ve continued to improve event security, particularly at esports events. The Risk & Security team published event security guidance, and our Head of Security Operations provided security advice for 8 out of 21 esports events during 2018. The guide gives structured advice and a clear approach to all the different steps when planning and during the event. It includes detailed appendices about threat analysis and risk assessment among others.
The Co-CEO and Founder of ESL, Ralf Reichert, and Co-CEO of DreamHack, Marcus Lindmark, both agree that: “The safety and security of attendees, partners, and staff at our events is paramount. Therefore, we work very closely with venue security and local authorities to ensure we implement best practices in line with other sports and entertainment events.” Marcus adds, “We want everyone to be able to focus on the great experience they came for.”