One of Nigeria’s leading non-interest banks, TAJBank limited has received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification in recognition of its globally recognized information security standards in all areas of its operations. The Bank is among the first central bank licensed banks since 2015 to be so recognised for its secured services to millions of its growing customers since it commenced operations just over two years ago.
The PCI DSS is an information security standard created by major card scheme operators (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB) with a set of technical and operational requirements intended to ensure broad adoption of consistent data security measures by organizations that process, store, or transmit cardholder data.
According to the bank’s management, the certification clearly demonstrates that TAJBank has been implementing all necessary operational and technical controls for proper security protection in processes related to cardholder data production, management, and administration lifecycle.
Specifically, the management maintained that the certification validated the non-interest lender’s protection of customers’ card data and reduces the risk of a data breach; establishes TAJBank’s efficient processes in the detection and prevention of both physical and network-based attacks, will enable the bank to gain improved stakeholders’ confidence in its payment cards processes and transaction systems; and demonstrates TAJBank’s ability to reduce and manage a possible data breach and implications.
Commenting, Managing Director/CEO,TAJBank, Mr. Hamid Joda, said: “This is another huge milestone by TAJBank to have secured the PCI DSS certificate.