Site Data Protection and PCI


A thriving business is one that makes security a top priority, giving its customers assurance and peace of mind that their transactions are protected. As a founding payment brand, MasterCard, along with our industry colleagues, developed the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). And to help acquirers, merchants and service providers achieve compliance with this critical standard, MasterCard offers the Site Data Protection Program (SDP).

The MasterCard Site Data Protection (SDP) Program

The SDP Program, with the PCI DSS as its foundation, details the data security requirements and compliance validation requirements to protect stored and transmitted MasterCard payment account data.

The PCI DSS is designed to identify vulnerabilities in security processes, procedures, and Web site configurations. PCI DSS compliance and subsequent compliance with the SDP Program mandate, helps merchants, Service Providers, and customers protect themselves against security breaches, enhance consumer confidence, and protect the integrity of the overall payment system.

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