The Barclaycard app has become the first credit card app to achieve the Kitemark™ for Secure Digital Banking which verifies that the app is in line with best practice cyber security measures and safeguards customer accounts and data.
Barclays also became the first bank to achieve the Kitemark™ for its online banking app in 2015. Both achievements followed rigorous independent assessment and testing by BSI cybersecurity experts and auditors to ensure appropriate security controls were in place for financial and personal data. Regular assessment and frequent testing are ongoing to ensure initial high standards are maintained.
David Mudd, Digital Product Director at BSI, said:
“Achieving BSI’s Secure Digital Banking Kitemark™ builds an organizations reputation for cyber security and data management. In achieving the Kitemark™ the Barclaycard app was tested in a live environment with the application of best practice forming part of the assessment. Barclaycard customers should be reassured that by using Barclaycard’s app their data and financial information is protected and secure.
“As a true pioneer in this space Barclays has shown tremendous commitment to the safety and security of their customer’s data and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on their achievements. As we reach the Christmas shopping season we can expect digital transactions to increase, and subsequently the threat of cyber-attacks. BSI’s Kitemark™ stress tests and reinforces the measures put in place by organizations ensuring best practice cyber security practices are in place and maintained.”
Jim Winters, Head of Fraud at Barclays, said:
“We have no greater priority than keeping our customers’ funds and personal data safe, so we are proud to have the first credit card app to achieve the BSI Kitemark™ for Secure Digital Banking. As more of us bank digitally, it is crucial that the public can trust their online, mobile banking and credit card apps and having this certification helps give customers peace of mind that their accounts are safe.”
For more information on the Kitemark™ for Secure Digital Banking please visit the BSI website .