KBC meets PCI standards and enhances security posture

The bank conducted a company-wide cyber risk project to ensure they were as protected as possible.

KBC meets PCI standards and enhances security posture

KBC has been providing banking services in Ireland for over 40 years. For much of that time they focused primarily on wholesale finance, but they have recently transformed themselves into a full service challenger retail bank.

The challenge

Client security is at the heart of KBC’s business. The bank aims to continually improve security levels and exceed strict PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance and regulations. Even though they found that their existing SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) system was fit for purpose, KBC decided to implement an even more comprehensive solution.

The solution

Careful research led to a shortlist of on-premises SIEM solutions and providers. The final decision about which to choose was made following Zinopy’s proof of concept of IBM’s QRadar solution.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence platform provides a unified architecture for integrating security information and event and log management, anomaly detection, incident forensics and configuration and vulnerability management.

Zinopy worked closely with KBC Bank, setting objectives for the introduction of IBM QRadar into their systems, pinpointing critical success factors for the rollout and usage of the software and planning to ensure those factors were achieved.

IBM QRadar SIEM provides comprehensive security intelligence and enables KBC to protect their brand.


  • Improved visibility to act on potential threats
  • Ability to respond to threats quickly - before they become an issue
  • Easy to integrate

client perspective

" Our greatest saving is time. That, and being able to spot potential risks and respond quickly before they become incidents. "

Paul Collins, Information Security Officer and Head of ICT Risk, KBC