Finance & Banking , Industry Specific , PCI Standards

How Banks in Bangladesh Can Become PCI DSS Compliant

Eastern Bank's Abul Kalam Azad Discusses the Tools Needed
Abul Kalam Azad, head of IT security and compliance at Eastern Bank

Although The Bangladesh Central Bank has mandated all banks in the country comply with the PCI Data Security Standard, many are not yet compliant, says Abul Kalam Azad, head of IT security and compliance at Eastern Bank, one of the nation’s largest public sector banks, who offers tips on achieving compliance.

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Eastern Bank was one of the first banks in Bangladesh to become compliant, he says. “After getting support from top management, we needed to do a gap analysis according to a PCI DSS requirement,” he explained. Then the bank completed all necessary remediation activity.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Azad also discusses:

  • Various steps to be taken to be PCI DSS compliant;
  • The challenges involved in achieving compliance;
  • What compensating tools can be implemented for PCI compliance.

Azad is head of IT security and compliance at Eastern Bank in Bangladesh. He has extensive experience working with financial services, healthcare and government organizations to ensure regulatory compliance.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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