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AFS wins certification

June 25, 2014



MANAMA: Bahrain-based Arab Financial Services (AFS) yesterday announced it has become one of the first organisations in the Middle East to achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification on its latest version release 3.0.

AFS, an electronic payments and consumer finance outsourcing service provider, was assisted in the initiative by SISA Information Security, a leading information risk management provider in the region.

"PCI DSS v3.0 Compliance is the only standard dedicated to security of card holder data and rated as one of the most stringent security standards," SISA chief executive Dharshan Shanthamurthy said.

"We appreciate the commitment and dedication of AFS to secure their customer data and going through the stringent audit process of SISA Information Security," he added.

AFS is a subsidiary of the Arab Banking Corporation.


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Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)