QIIB secures ‘highest’ certificate in bank card data protection
December 22 2016 12:22 AM
Al-Jamal (right) receives the certificate of compliance from Shanthamurthy at a function held at the QIIB headquarters’ in Doha recently.

Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) has obtained the “highest” certificate in bank card data protection (PCI-DSS) from SISA, a global payment security specialist.
PCI-DSS aims to secure credit and debit card related information, and SISA awards this to institutions that achieve the highest security standards in this industry.
QIIB deputy CEO Jamal al-Jamal was handed over the certificate by SISA CEO Dharshan Shanthamurthy during a ceremony held at the bank headquarters’ at the Grand Hamad Street recently.
Among those present were Dr Jamal al-Asmar, QIIB chief risk officer; Nasser Hassan, executive director (Information Technology); Hesham Mohamadin, senior director (Information Security); and Shazin Ali, head (IT Infrastructure & Delivery and Support).
On the certificate obtained by QIIB in the field of information security, al-Jamal said: “We, at QIIB, pay special attention to the safety and secrecy issues related to customer data at all times. With heightened risks threatening the banking systems globally, we have invested heavily in technical infrastructure, which enables us to be positioned at the highest security level, in the light of the great technological advances made.”
“The importance of the certificate obtained by the QIIB lies also in the evaluating and awarding company, which is considered to be the largest on a regional scale in the field of information security and securing customer data in the banking sector. It has a long history in banking service and we are keen to take advantage of its experience and cooperate with it”, he added.
The Deputy CEO stressed that the QIIB would spare no efforts to upgrade to the desired standards, whether in the field of information security/operating risks or in the provision of better services and products to its customers. This will help QIIB meet the ever-increasing customer needs’ and expectations.
Shanthamurthy said, “The safety issues related to banking data and systems are of a high priority in the banking sector. We are delighted to conclude that the QIIB embraces this priority and share our beliefs in this regard.”

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