Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in June/July? First off, I was apparently too busy to put this together! I was lucky enough to get a vacation this year with the wife, and I sort of neglected this. No worries, we’ll make up for it! We had BlackHat/Defcon/BSidesLV, more suspected hacks (DropBox), and record heat across a large portion of the Midwest. As I’m writing this now, the thermometer is topping 110°F, but thankfully relief is in sight!

Here are the five most popular posts from the last two months:

  1. Visa Kills PCI Assessments and Wants Your Processor to Support EMV. Another two months, another winner! Is this the end of PCI Assessments? Visa threw out some timelines and program details last year that you need to know about.
  2. PCI Requirements Review: Patching & IPS. This is another in the series of detailed PCI requirement reviews requested by you the reader. Take a look at how a common IT process failure can cause a compliance team to squirm.
  3. Top 10 PCI Requirements for Interpretation. Another month, but we seem to be missing out on people asking for reviews! I haven’t quite gotten ten yet, but I’ll start working through the ones I have. In the meantime, if you want me to do a detailed interpretation, suggest it in the comments of that post!
  4. PCI Requirements Review: Sampling. Another often debated PCI topic is that of sampling. How do we do it? What methods are acceptable? What should we be doing? Read more here.
  5. PCI Requirements Review: Requirement 4.1+Mobility. How does mobility play into PCI Requirement 4.1? What constitutes a public network? This post has become a great place to understand the impact of PCI DSS on mobility.

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.