Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

Taking a hint from Anton Chuvakin’s blog, I thought I’d start posting the five most popular posts from the previous month.  If you have not had a chance to read everything here, give these five a try!

Here are the five most popular posts from last month:

  • MasterCard/Visa Remove Reciprocity. This post details changes made on payment brand websites that appear to remove level reciprocity on merchants.  Regardless of your level, most acquirers (or acquiring functions of payment brands) will accept a higher level of validation.  You should not be forced to complete a ROC and SAQ, submitting only a ROC should suffice.
  • The Problem with Logging. Which kind of logging are you guilty of doing most?  Over-logging?  Under-Logging?   Check it out, and also check the external SIEM links at the bottom.
  • The Social Media Ban. This is me poking a little bit of fun at the PCI Community Meeting policy of no social media during the conference.  Yes, I realize that some of the Twitter feeds mentioned are merely placeholders or just with basic marketing information, but that’s not the point. The point is that someone thinks social media is important enough to create a space for the company to participate, therefore further legitimizing its existence.
  • On Writing: The Funnel vs. the Brain Dump. This post, inspired by Ben Tomhave’s The Writing Funnel post, discusses how I create content, and gives tips for creating some of your own!
  • Curious on Visa’s Deadlines? Visa is probably the best at communicating the intent of their CISP program.  None of the other card brands have as much documentation, or communicate over as many mediums, as Visa does.  Here is some information on upcoming deadlines and what they may mean to you!

Thanks for stopping by, San Diego!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.