QIIB awarded PCI-DSS Certification for the Eighth Consecutive Year, the Highest Certification in Cyber Security


Mohammad Jamil Hamad: We are committed to achieving global standards in the field of cyber security

Balagopal: QIIB has invested in technology solutions in an aim to protect its customers' data

For the eighth consecutive year, QIIB has been awarded the highest certification in cyber security and protection of bank cards data- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)- granted by SISA company to banking institutions with the best security standards and protection for their customers’ information.

Mr. Mohammad Jamil Ahmad Hamad, the Chief Risk Officer at QIIB, was handed over the certificate by Mr. Ramakrishnan Balagopal, SISA Vice President, during a ceremony held at the bank’s headquarters at the Grand Hamad Street.

On this occasion, Mr. Hamad stated, “QIIB’s award of the PCI-DSS certification for the eighth consecutive year reflects our continuous investment in cybersecurity solutions and adoption of the best-known technology in the banking sector. We are committed to achieving global standards in the field of cyber security in terms of software, infrastructure, training, and attraction of qualified experts.”

 He added: “QIIB’s success in achieving the required standards for obtaining this certification is translated in the huge progress made by the bank in the field of digital transformation, as it continues to invest in its digital solutions in parallel with its increased investment in security and protection solutions for all its operations and customers’ information, and it reflects the bank’s investment in combating cybercrime, hacking and Cyber fraud”.

Mr. Hamad also stressed that "QIIB is working to strengthen cooperation with the relevant institutions and authorities to protect customers' data in all its forms, and it will continue to rely on the best solutions adopted in the global market to maintain its prestigious position in the field of information security."

The Chief Risk Officer at QIIB expressed his thanks and appreciation to SISA for awarding QIIB the PCI-DSS certification, after its in-depth review of the exerted efforts and the distinguished level achieved by the bank in the field of information security”.

On his part, Mr. Balagopal said, “We congratulate QIIB on maintaining this outstanding level of customer data protection and on earning a PCI-DSS certification, which is one of the most important internationally-recognized standards in data security. We are confident that the bank will remain a leader in cyber security solutions given its long-term investment in technology dedicated for this purpose and its keenness to protect the data of its customers in the best possible way.”

It is noteworthy that QIIB has succeeded in establishing an advanced technological infrastructure and various alternative channels to enhance its banking services taking it to a new level, which contributed in strengthening its role in the banking market and meeting the needs of customers in accordance with the best international standards.