Union Bank Gets PCI DSS Recertification, ISO 27001 Certification


Raheem Akingbolu

Union Bank of Nigeria, UBN, has announced its attainment of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 recertification and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification

The bank was awarded by Panacea Infosec, Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) in conjunction with their local partner- Digital Encode, having successfully met the security requirements needed to achieve the PCI DSS version 3.2 certification

The PCI DSS is an international data security standard which all organisations must adhere to in order to accept payment cards, and to handle or transmit cardholder data. This standard ensures secure processing of card payments and the reduction of card fraud. The information security management system ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an internationally recognised standard which specifies the requirements for the establishment of an effective information management security system. These certifications enable the bank offer its customers improved data security against card fraud, identity theft, insider threats, cybercrime, hacking and other security exposures.

Commenting on the attainment, Executive Director and Head of Service and Technology at Union Bank, NathUde, said: “The bank’s compliance with international best practices, certified by an independent third-party audit, confirms our ability to build, implement and maintain best security practices. We assure our customers of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of information security as we continue to provide them with simpler, smarter services.”