Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in May? Lots of fun with PCI and Facebook. I’m noticing more and more commenters on my posts… keep it coming!

Here are the five most popular posts from last month:

  1. A Facebook Reality Check. Even though this was posted on 5/21, it was by far the most popular post last month.  There are a few good comments on the post, and what you DIDN’T see was a rather heated exchange with a reader about some of the opinions in the post.  I would love to get that individual on a podcast to debate the topic as I think both viewpoints are valid.
  2. PCI SSC Launches Internal Security Assessor Program. An interesting new concept by the Council driven largely by MasterCard’s changes to their SDP program for merchants.  If you thought the Council was a safe haven where the five major payment brands can be all hunky dory, guess again.  This is a specific example of how a decision made at a payment brand can dramatically alter the landscape.  See number three for more info.
  3. Why ISAs are GOOD for QSAs. Some QSAs are uneasy with the ISA program, and see it as a negative for themselves and the industry.  I disagree and show you why.
  4. On Scope Shrinkage in PCI DSS. A guest post by the noted PCI DSS and SIEM expert and co-author of the book, Anton Chuvakin! Anton gives his thoughts on shrinking the impact (scope) of PCI DSS.
  5. PCI Council Releases New PTS Standard. The Council unified the various standards that made up the PTS group into a single standard.  Check here for details.

Thanks for stopping by, San Diego!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.