Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in August? We sure had our fair share of speculation on Apple products including a big settlement that could have lasting effects on the mobile device industry. We had a new OS released (with a ton of side effects). RSA China came and went (one of the more challenging speaking gigs I’ve ever had), and RSA 2013’s CFP closed. And while summer is winding down, it’s clear that infosec is not done for 2012!

Here are the five most popular posts from the last month:

  1. Mountain Lion Troubles and Solutions. In a departure from the norm, the top post this month is all about Mountain Lion. Some folks had no problems, others like me had massive issues. Hopefully your problems are all resolved now, but if not, maybe you will find your answer here!
  2. Top Five PCI DSS Mistakes that Lead to a Breach. Here’s one back in the top five! I wrote this blog post after speaking to several insiders about the challenges small companies face when it comes to complying with PCI DSS. Many of them look at the various SAQs and panic! So while I won’t endorse not complying with the standard, what are the top five things that cause a compromise? Read this to find out!
  3. The Apple Incident. We had a fascinating hack affecting a techie that went viral. The most interesting part is that this incident caused a policy change in two major corporations.
  4. The Definition of Cardholder Data. This is an old post from 2009, but it’s clear that this is still a struggle for many entities affected by PCI DSS. Check out this old gem for some insight!
  5. PCI Hacks Going Global. No, this isn’t really news. We know this is not something limited to the US. But here’s a real life example of how those top five PCI DSS mistakes actually do lead to a breach—this time, in Australia to the tune of 500K cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.