The Payment Card Industry (PCI), which includes MasterCard and Visa, requires banks, online merchants and Member Service Providers (MSPs) to protect cardholder information. This is done by adhering to a set of agreed-upon security standards. The Payment Card Industry security standard includes MasterCard’s Site Data Protection (SDP) program and Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). This applies to in-house handling of credit card data as well as online.
Many sites use solutions that do not comply with these standards. If you have questions on how this may apply to your website, please contact us. We are happy to assist you.