Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in July? It was an Apple friendly month with more iCloud discussions, Lion, replacing my iPhone, and polls about a stricter PCI DSS. We also saw some mobile payment applications make their way back onto the PA-DSS approved application list, and a flurry of discussion around social media, mostly centered on Google+.

Here are the five most popular posts from last month:

  1. Security Tips for Non Techies. What is it that you do again? The truly brilliant among us can take our complex jobs and describe them to non-techies in words they understand. But how do you explain the WHY and HOW in simple terms? Don’t fret, DHS did it for you. Learn more here!
  2. Audience Participation: Who Want’s Stricter PCI DSS Requirements? Sometimes I like to tap on the mic and ask everyone if this thing is on. Last month I was watching some tweets fly by and wondered if people really want stricter PCI DSS requirements. Internal encryption over the wire? Stronger encryption requirements on storage? DLP-like technologies for scope validation? What do you think?
  3. The Perfect World. What does it look like? I can tell you what it looks like to me, and it is more about education and awareness than some kind of new technology.
  4. iCloud Security Questions. In June, the 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. Second month running!
  5. Telephone-Based Payment Security. What about those payments taken over the phone? Haven’t we beaten this topic to something more watery and less filling than pulp? I think so, but the Council released an update you should know about.

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This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.