Burgan Bank Receives the PCI-DSS Compliance Certification for the Second Consecutive Year


Burgan Bank has received the Payment Card Information Security Standards certification (PCI-DSS 3.2.1) for the second consecutive year, confirming its commitment to comply with the application of the best global standards to protect its credit cards.

The PCI-DSS is the highest level of protection provided to customers, developed by reputed international organizations such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. This certificate, granted by ControlCase, is awarded to banks that adhere to the highest international standards ensuring data security on credit cards and bank payments. ControlCase is an international company accredited by the Payment Card Information Security Standards Council and authorized by Visa International to award PCI-DSS certification. Burgan Bank’s information security systems and networks have successfully passed ControlCase’s extensive testing and the Bank was certified by merit of adhering to all international requirements.

Burgan Bank’s PCI-DSS 3.2.1 second consecutive certification confirms the Bank’s strong strategic commitment to guarantee the security of its customers cards and banking information, in addition to its firm resilience facing the recent global economic difficulties and the increasing security threats affecting the digital financial services industry. This is a testament to the success of the Bank’s efforts to establish a reliable, secure and sustainable digital infrastructure. It also reflects the management’s engagement to adhere to the highest global standards of cards information security in order to guarantee the best banking experience through service quality and security.

Andrew Singh, the Group Chief Risk Officer at Burgan Group commented this achievement saying “At Burgan Bank, we are always keen to provide our customers with the best banking experience and to put their needs first. Therefore, we pay special attention to the protection and safety of their personal and banking data. The PCI-DSS 3.2.1 certificate is a testament to our firm commitment to the internationally recognized standards that are crucial to the success of our mission of customer service excellence.”

“Burgan continues to apply a strategic approach towards adopting the highest international standards in all its operating procedures. It also keeps integrating the latest cybersecurity technologies to guarantee effective and safe systems that deliver seamless and secure electronic payment services to its customers locally, regionally, and internationally” added Singh.

Burgan Bank has also demonstrated its commitment to the highest standards of excellence by receiving three ISO certificates in recognition of its ongoing efforts, namely, the Information Security Management System standard certificate (ISO 27001:2013), the IT Services Management Certificate (ISO 20000:2018) and the Excellence in Quality Management System Certificate ISO 9001:2015.

Mr. Raed Abdullah Al-Haqhaq and Mr. Andrew Singh
Mr. Raed Abdullah Al-Haqhaq and Mr. Andrew Singh

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