For the fourth consecutive year, QIIB has received the highest certificate in the protection of banking cards data (PCI-DSS).
The certificate, the bank said, is granted to institutions with the “best security standards” in the critical field of Information Security.
QIIB deputy CEO Jamal al-Jamal was handed over the certificate by Ray Vincent, head (Business), SISA Company in Qatar, Africa, Asia and Pacific Ocean, during a ceremony held at the bank's headquarters in Grand Hamad Street.
Among those present were Ali Hamad al-Musaifri, QIIB head (Human Resources and Administrative Affairs), Omar Abdul Aziz al-Meer, head (Business Development), Hesham Mohameden, chief Information Security officer and Abdul Rahman Hassan, director (IT Governance). The certificate awarding ceremony was also attended by Nigel Arolcar – assistant director (Business Division) SISA for Qatar, Africa and Indonesia.
On receiving the certificate, al-Jamal said, “We are extremely happy to maintain the highest international standards in the field of protecting our customers’ data. In fact, this certificate reflects our long-term investments in cyber security with the purpose of achieving this outstanding level in the field of security and customer data confidentiality.”
He said, “QIIB was always keen on providing the highest standards in relation to all its transactions, services and customers’ data. Today, we have received this certificate for the fourth consecutive year, thus proving that we are moving forward, meeting the expectations of customers and maintaining their interests in the best way. "
QIIB deputy CEO said, “QIIB will continue its successful investment in developing systems, software and technology, which contribute in achieving the highest international standards in this field and mitigating various risks, in particular those related to cyber security, currently considered as an international challenge.”
Mohameden said the “world was now facing significant challenges in tackling the increasing numbers of electronic crimes, hacking and phishing, which consequently have increased our efforts to ensure the highest standards of cyber security in protecting our customers’ financial data.”
Vincent stated: “The interest given to the security of data and banking systems and enhancement of cyber security is currently prioritised in the banking field. QIIB award with the PCI-DSS certificate proves that the Bank succeeded in achieving the highest security standards in international banking”.
“We have seen that QIIB implements distinguished solutions for various cyber security issues pertaining to data security. We are pleased that a bank, operating for more than 25 years, pays special attention to security and matters relating to trust. In fact, QIIB is making a successful investment and we recognise this by awarding QIIB the highest certificate in the field of protecting bank cards’ data.”