16 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a number of solutions that create secure ecommerce environments for its customers.
All of du’s various payment channels are now
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DDS)
accredited, meaning that all of its customer’s
transactions and payment data is highly secure.
Commenting on the announcement, Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy
chief executive officer of telco services at EITC said: "With
the rapid proliferation of e-commerce and a more digitalised
world, it is imperative that electronic transactions are
secure. The PCI-DSS accreditation bears testament to
du’s commitment to adhering to the highest
standards of transparency and integrity at all times and across
all its operations , thus, paving for the UAE to become a
forerunner in the provision of simple and secure electronic
payments. PCI-DSS Compliance means that our customers can
conveniently make electronic payments through various channels
with complete peace of mind – knowing that their data
is fully secure and tamper-proof."
The news makes du of the few companies in the region to
obtain PCI-DSS compliance certification in the UAE and,
according to the company, is the first telco in the region to
achieve this status. As well as its payment systems, the new
accreditation is rolled out across du’s data
centre hosting services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
As part of the PCI-DSS compliance customers are protected
from theft and other forms of misuse on du platforms. In
addition, du has processes to respond to any data breaches that
limit the impact of such instances, as well as mandatory
procedures and annual recertification is required every year in
order to comply.
Capacity recently spoke to Hany Fahmy Ali, VP of enterprise
at du, about the digital transformation taking place in the UAE
and how du is creating the ecosystems to enable this.
To read the full interview as part of or April/May issue of
Capacity magazine, please
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