Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in November? It was the month of the mustache! Ron Burgundy and Ron Swanson certainly set the bar; how did you fare? We saw the kickoff of the retail rush here in the west as well as some interesting new developments on both the virtualization  and the game theory fronts.

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

  1. PCI Compliance Book Giveaway! Did you get your story in? Probably not as we only had four stories to choose from! We did pick a winner, and will be announcing soon.
  2. PCI Council Releases Risk Assessment Guidelines. Its the latest output from the 2011-2012 SIGs and it’s available for you! Go see why this may or may not work for you.
  3. The Definition of Cardholder Data. Another oldie but goodie for the third 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.
  4. PCI Requirements Review: Patching & IPS. This one came back from the past (two months running!) 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. Game Theory and Cyber Defense. This is a new area of study where there is a bunch of academic work on applying game theory mathematics to the concepts of cyber defense. Check out this post with links to some fun reading!

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.