RJ awarded PCI DSS Compliance Certification

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Published January 14th, 2016 - 06:08 GMT

RJ successfully attained the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance Certification and Attestation of Compliance for the first year. This accreditation was granted to RJ in recognition of its strict adherence to guidelines that safeguard consumers’ credit and debit card transactions through added reliability and security measures.

This comprehensive standard is intended to reduce the risk of data breaches by guiding merchants with specific requirements to protect customer account data.

RJ President/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat received the certification from Dr. RamziAlSunna, co-founder of ScanWave CTS and Randomstorm manager in the Middle East, at RJ’s head office in Amman. RandomStormoffered Royal Jordanian a comprehensive range of its advanced scanning, monitoring and alerting consultancy services, all of which aided RJ receive the PCI DSS certification on the latest release of the standard version 3.1.

Present at the ceremony were officials from both companies and RJ’s technical team that worked on the certification.

“We are proud to be playing a part in securing payment card data globally. This achievement is a testament to our continuous efforts to protect bank consumer interests and deliver cutting-edge secure payment channels and services,” said Captain Obeidat.

He added that PCI DSS is bound to protect RJ customers against fraud, secures RJ business reputation by eliminating the risk of non compliance with paying fines and fees, and maintains RJ agreements and contracts with third parties and acquirers.

Captain Obeidat thanked ScanWave CTS and RandomStorm Limited, a UK-based vulnerability management services provider and leader in PCI DSS compliancy. The company worked closely with RJ’s IT Department and other concerned sections for the duration of three months.

Sunna said: “We are pleased to work with RJ to achieve this accreditation for the first year. This reaffirms RJ’s unwavering commitment to delivering secure payment services to customers in Jordan and worldwide. It also emphasizes the ongoing efforts to propel the development of secure cardholder data environments and payment services in global airlines market as a primary player.”

RandomStorm is an Accumuli Security Company network — specialized in security, vulnerability management and compliance — focused on providing enterprise-level, proactive security management products and services to commercial and public sector organizations.

RandomStorm’s award winning products are supported by a range of complementary monitoring, alerting and remediation tools and services. RandomStorm is a CESG CHECK security consultancy, as well as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Background Information

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Royal Jordanian's role as Jordan's national carrier and has been established since 1963. Today, under the invaluable guidance and directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the airline carries out its mission, while continuously modernizing and upgrading its services, renewing its fleet and expanding its route network and operations.

Royal Jordanian operates flights from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Its fleet covers a network of 60 destinations on four continents.

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