Posted by Correspondent
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reaffirmed its leadership position in corporate governance and risk management with its reelection into the Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) for the third consecutive time.
PCI SSC according to a statement from the lender, is an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards. The PCI Security Standards Council works with organisations around the world to protect businesses and consumers against data theft by continuously developing new payment security standards, cyber security training courses, and certification programmes.
Lara Nwokedi, Head of Information Security Operations at First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been representing FirstBank on the Board of PCI SSC in the fight against payment fraud and data breaches globally.
Nwokedi, a payment card industry professional, security lead auditor and implementer, has many years’ experience in information security and has led several initiatives in the Bank. FirstBank according to the statement, has been the only African Bank elected to the PCI SSC Board since its inception.
The bank’s reelection into the Board underpins its commitment to the protection of customer assets and information, the statement added. Commenting on the appointments, Stephen W. Orfei, PCI SSC General Manager, said “The new PCI SSC Board of Advisors represents the very best and brightest from some of the most impressive companies and organisations in the world. We are grateful for their willingness to serve and join us in our battle against cybercrime.
The input and direction we receive from our Board of Advisors is highly valued, and we look forward to getting down to work with this outstanding group. We all share the same goal of securing payment data globally”.