Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in January, a special SuperBowl Edition! The big game is over, and many of us are pouting until August because of the lack of NFL action. Or at least we’re watching reruns on the NFL network on Sundays until we can flip over to NASCAR and root for crazy (but survivable) crashes. January was a busy month for security professionals! We saw new, game changing products released and we’re all gearing up for RSA Conference at the end of this month.

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

  1. How Starbucks is Revolutionizing Mobile (Micro) Payments. You know how you see those crazy fools that pass their phone in front of some magical sensor at Starbucks and never seem to pull out their wallet, yet walk away with coffee? That is really part of a huge master plan to reduce the impact that payments has on the organization. Check out the scenarios discussed!
  2. The Only Customer Service Script You Will Ever Need. Apparently customer service was pretty bad last month. Or at least people were fed up with trying to return ties and broken toys from the holidays. Check out this diversion from security that will make you think about how you interact with your customers.
  3. The Definition of Cardholder Data. Another oldie but goodie for the fourth 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, or because they are looking at the new eCommerce guidance from the Council. Hopefully this is a good benchmark for you.
  4. MasterCard Releases Mobile POS Best Practices. I was quickly informed that this has been out for a while, but I’m not sure if plebeians like me could 1) access them and 2) link to them. But after review, I must say it is an incredibly valuable document for anyone wanting to do Mobile POS.
  5. How to Make a Mobile Payment App Comply with PCI DSS. Mobile isn’t going anywhere, and more people are struggling with the business-stifling requirements in place to use some of these applications. No worries, read this post to see how you can do this safely and still pass a PCI DSS assessment!

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.