Steven Davis is deeply informed on the increasingly important and complex security issues arising in the online gaming field. He has led the field in recognizing the connection between security and profitability. I have found his advice invaluable as a magazine writer and as a game designer.

Allen Varney
Owner/operator of the Bundle of Holding

“…recognizing the connection between security and profitability”

Steven’s take on security is very common sense- and business-driven, at the exact opposite of solution vendors trying to sell you a silver bullet.

His recommendations are generally simple and easy to implement, providing that relevant stakeholders in the development and operations of the game are committed to security from early on in the project : just like service design or marketing, it is not the problem of the specifically assigned department, and it can’t be added as an afterthought.

The book is not limited to technical risks, but also covers business and game design issues, and so can be read by anyone working in the games industry, not only technical people. Overall, it’s a very enjoyable read about the security game – the one played by your company, against an infinite horde of opponents armed with a lot of time, wits and resources.

(Review of Protecting Games at Amazon.uk.co) – D. Lagrange

Common sense and business driven security