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Exploring the Mastercard U.S. Assurance Framework


The Mastercard Assurance Framework is a program defined by the U.S. region with the objective of securing the digital card-not-present ecosystem.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Assurance Framework encourages the use of technology that protects the cardholder credentials and merchant environment while providing authentication and security to each transaction.

The program will be executed with different incentives and guidelines starting over time, to provide enough time for the market to implement and act on the required initiatives.

Please join Mastercard expert, Diego Szteinhendler, who will highlight the framework and address questions from the member community.


  • Diego Szteinhendler | VP, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, North America - Mastercard

    Diego Szteinhendler is a payments professional with over 13 years of experience in the industry. He currently is the North America VP of Cyber and Intelligence solutions at Mastercard where he is responsible for authentication, payment authentication, biometrics, AI and behavioral biometrics. Over his career Diego has held roles at industry leading companies like Discover and Paypal as well as in start-ups like Transpay and CheckWow. Diego holds and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and is an avid traveler having visited 70+ countries.