Adyen is fully PCI DSS 3.2 compliant as a Level 1 Service Provider, which is the key security standard within the payments industry.

Adyen is fully supervised by the Dutch Central Bank as a financial institution and complies with the European Union regulation applicable to the provision of payment services (Directive EU 2015/2366) and any other requirements applicable to the financial services it provides.

Adyen is compliant with ISAE3402/SOC 1 (Service Organizational Control 1), which evaluates and tests the internal controls around financial reporting of a service organization. It reflects the compliance with policies and procedures of the service organization through monitoring, training, and checks on policies and procedures.


In addition, Adyen is assessed for PCI DSS by PSC, a QSA for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. Our PCI ASV is Qualys. As a principal member and licensed acquirer of Visa and MasterCard, Adyen also adheres to the card schemes’ operating regulations. Adyen is subject to yearly audits by Visa, MasterCard and the banks we partner with.

Adyen operates independent anti-DDOS solutions from two different vendors. Regarding the secure storage of cryptographic keys, Adyen uses HSMs to which no individual access by anyone is granted.

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