Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in October? We saw the PCI Security Standards Council release PCI 2.0, I became a shill for Chevrolet (ending Nov 8) and posted a link to my flying blog, I am cooking at #BSidesDFW, and I was on TV! Running around D/FW doing missions for Chevy in the Silverado was fun, but alas, I return the truck on Friday.

Here are the five most popular posts from last month:

  1. PCI DSS 2.0 Release and Review. This one is two years in the making, and the next one won’t happen for three more years. I threw together a few notes along with links to the document.
  2. Full Review of the 2010 PCI Community Meeting. This one held the number two spot from last month!  After receiving a call from the Council’s PR department a mere two hours after the first post, I filled in those blanks. A the bottom of this post, I talk about how great the PR group is at the Council. I am serious; that was not tongue in cheek. They are great!
  3. Is Tokenization Safe? The masses seem to be gravitating toward tokenization as a solution to reducing PCI DSS impact and scope, but is it safe? Read this to know what you need to do.
  4. American Express Updates Merchant Reporting Requirements. A subtle change in the American Express reporting requirements may affect merchants that have significant acceptance of this brand in their business.
  5. Cloud Ain’t So Scary! On one hand, you have CFOs and CIOs pushing the move to cloud to reduce costs and provisioning times. On the other hand, you have CISOs and legal counsel nearly in freak-out mode trying to understand how this should work. This post talks about why cloud is not so scary, and what things you could do to get your feet wet (still this year!).

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.