Invita Upgrades its PCI DSS Standard
Invita, an ISO and PCI DSS certified regional provider of Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) services, has upgraded the PCI-DSS compliance certification from
v3.2 to v3.2.1. Invita was the first Third Party BPO in Bahrain to receive the
PCI DSS Certification in 2017.
stands for Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards, developed by the
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, consisting of best practices
for handling Customer Credit & Debit Card transactions, the evolving data
security threats are increasing in severity as well as frequency, attacks with
malicious intent threaten all organizations dealing with sensitive information and
the organizations have to ensure that proper care is taken to protect the
sensitive data. Thus PCI-DSS compliance has become a key best practice in the
banking & finance industry as well as merchants across the world.
the potential threats, all the banks in Bahrain were required by the Central
Bank of Bahrain to comply with PCI-DSS and as Invita has been working with many
of the leading banks in the Kingdom, Invita took upon the initiative to improve
its PCI-DSS certification to the latest standard. As part of the recertification and upgrade Invita
has undergone rigorous auditing of its Data Center and its Operations to
validate Invita’s adherence to the Data Security requirements and practices advised
by the PCI Council as part of the certification. As part of the validation
process, Invita was required to; ensure that Invita’s IT networks and system
were compliant with PCI-DSS requirements, measures are in place to protect cardholder
data, amongst other measures, in addition to re-engineering the processes to
minimize the footprint of Card Holder Data as well as security awareness
training for the entire company.
Talking about the company's initiative, Invita CEO
Rahul Bhalla said, "We are proud that we have upgraded our PCI DSS
certification as this exemplifies Invita’s commitment to its clients and our keenness
towards customer data protection”.
SISA Information Security Worldwide’s CEO and
Founder, Mr. Dharshan Shanthamurthy stated, “We appreciate Invita’s commitment
towards 'security and not just compliance' audit philosophy of SISA and the
measures taken by Invita to secure and protect the valuable customer data is
commendable which also adds a step toward their vision”.