Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in June? It was iCloud, PCI Council fun with mobile payments and the updated prioritized approach document, and an older post that surfaced in the top five again this month around the quality of QSAs.

Here are the five most popular posts from last month:

  1. iCloud Security Questions. WWDC unveiled some pretty cool new things from the overlords at Apple, but one of the most interesting to me was the unveiling of the iCloud service. Check my thoughts on some of the security concerns that must be addressed before you consider wide adoption.
  2. Updated Prioritized Approach. You cannot cookie-cutter PCI DSS, but if you see it as a crazy daunting task and are at a loss when looking for a place to get started, this approach can help! It was recently updated for PCI DSS 2.0 and can be something you use in your company to get to compliance. There are caveats, though. Read more to find out what snakes might lie in the grass!
  3. How To Make A Mobile Payment App Comply With PCI DSS. For the third month running, this one makes the top five! I had this idea after the PCI Council stopped accepting mobile payment applications, but didn’t have time to put it together until now. It is possible to use a mobile payment application in a PCI Compliant environment!
  4. The Lack of Understanding in QSAs. Not sure why this one came back up, but I see it as further validation that people are generally concerned with their ongoing interactions with QSAs. Read here for some hot sports opinions on how we ended up here, and what we can do to fix it.
  5. Visa’s Chargeback Management Guidelines. This was a favorite last month as well! Wondering how to deal with chargebacks? Check this document out for specific details on what you need to defend yourself (and more importantly, what you DON’T need).

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