KATA Holds PCI DSS Compliance Seminar for IATA Travel Agents  14th Oct 2017

With six months remaining to the deadline that IATA has issued to accredited agents to comply with PCI DSS requirements, Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) held a high level training seminar for its members on Tuesday September 26, 2017.

The seminar was facilitated by top Qualified Security Assessors (QSA’s) from Foregenix in South Africa, Digital Jewels Nigeria, and Crossbowlabs and Panacea from India.
A circular issued by IATA in March this year requires travel agents to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) by 31 March 2017, failure to which they will be issued with two notices of irregularities and therefore exposing them to the risk of default action.
The seminar whose objective was to cover a number of topics among them introduction to PCI DSS Standards and the IATA regulations, compliance procedure, validation requirements and pci merchant levels and how travel agents can navigate certification challenges.

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