Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), the leading provider of Islamic digital banking services in the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced receiving the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 4.0 Certification, the approved global standard for protecting the security of payment card data. The certification comes in recognition of the Bank’s commitment to adopting the latest industry standards of security controls, meeting the most rigorous requirements of payment card brands, and continuously improving its cybersecurity posture. With this achievement, BisB is the first bank in Bahrain to receive this certification and is amongst the first organizations on a regional level.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yaser Alsharifi, Chief Executive Officer of BisB, said: “We are delighted to have achieved this certification as a testament to our commitment to protect and secure our valued customers with their banking experience. As such, protecting the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of their personal data and information is always top of mind. This comes as part of our strides to protect payment platforms against cyber and information security threats, in adherence with the industry’s best practices.”
To obtain the PCI DSS Certification, leading international regulators, comprised of a selection of qualified experts within the sector, assess companies’ and institutions’ commitment to following the necessary preventive measures to protect card data security and ensure maximum protection and security when receiving, storing, processing and transmitting card information.