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Al Etihad Payments awarded PCI DSS 4.0 compliance certificate from SISA, Meeting Top Security Standards

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a globally recognized framework of policies and procedures designed to enhance the security of credit, debit, and cash card transactions, and safeguard cardholders from the misuse of their personal information.

From Right to Left - Al Etihad Payments: Andrew McCormack - COO Al Etihad Payments Hani Bani Amer, Head of Information Security Al Etihad Payments Jan Pilbauer, CEO Al Etihad Payments Dr. Tariq Al Hawi, CTO Al Etihad Payments SISA - Left to Right: Balagopal, VP Sales Abhijit Mahadik, VP - MEA Dharshan Shanthamurthy, Founder CEO

Al Etihad Payments (AEP), a subsidiary of the Central Bank of the UAE, proudly announces its successful attainment of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the year 2024. This significant achievement reaffirms AEP’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of data security and regulatory compliance across its operations.

PCI DSS is a set of stringent standards mandated by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). These standards, intended to improve organizations’ security posture, must be followed by any entity that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data to prevent payment card fraud.

Al Etihad Payments is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved PCI DSS 4.0 certification following a thorough independent assessment by SISA, a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). SISA, is a Qualified Security Assessor and a leader in digital payments security, that helps organizations meet the security requirements to keep their customers’ critical data secure. The certification process involved a comprehensive evaluation of the company’s security policies, procedures, and controls, ensuring robust protection of sensitive payment data.

AEP’s compliance achievement is the result of broad coordination, planning, and seamless implementation by both teams. This relationship underscores AEP’s commitment to safeguarding customer data and showcases SISA’s expertise and reliability in conducting rigorous audits that uphold the highest standards of data security.

Jan Pilbauer, CEO, Al Etihad Payments said “Receiving the PCI DSS 4.0 compliance certificate from SISA is an important milestone for Al Etihad Payments, demonstrating our dedication to maintaining robust data security and regulatory compliance. This achievement reflects on our unwavering commitment to protecting customer data and ensuring the reliability of our secure infrastructure and robust internal processes.”

In today’s increasingly digital landscape, maintaining customer trust is paramount. PCI DSS represents a stringent yet invaluable set of security standards designed to safeguard sensitive data, prevent breaches, thereby crucial in achieving this goal. I extend my congratulations to Al Etihad Payments on achieving this compliance certificate and commend their dedication to enhancing their capabilities and delivering top-notch services to their customers,” said Dharshan Shanthamurthy, Founder and CEO of SISA. “At SISA,as pioneers in providing cybersecurity solutions for the digital payments industry, we are proud to enable the implementation of even stronger security measures, further securing Al Etihad Payments operations and their customers’ data.