Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in October? We had the PCI European Community Meeting kick off another round of discussions on everything that is right (and wrong) with PCI DSS. The Board of Advisors met after that meeting, and we had a little frankensnor’eastercain cause billions of damage on the coast. I’m also interested to watch how some of the same posts keep coming back. Three of the top five were here last month as well.

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

  1. The Definition of Cardholder Data. Man, here’s another oldie but goodie for the second month in a row. It’s still on people’s minds, probably because they are looking for ways to drop systems out of scope of PCI DSS. It’s not quite that simple, but this is a good benchmark for you.
  2. PCI DSS Feedback 2012. The Council released some highlights from the feedback process including a list of specific feedback items that occurred as common themes among the responses. Check them out, with some thoughts from me on what they mean to you.
  3. Slow Down Patching? I was turned onto a conference session that claimed a loophole in the PCI DSS 1-month patching requirement. I don’t think this is really correct, but take a look at why slowing down patching isn’t the answer.
  4. PCI Requirements Review: Patching & IPS. This one came back from the past and 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.
  5. The Only Customer Service Script you will Ever Need. Man, I hope some folks in the customer service area had a chance to stumble upon this one. I’ve noticed that the economy is getting better because customer service is getting worse (one of the few non-economic indicators I use). Check this post out to see the only thing you need for customer service professionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.