Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in February, now a few days late? If you missed RSA Conference this year in San Francisco, you missed a conference full of people charged with defense. Forget the buzzwords you heard and focus on where we are going as an industry. HOW EXCITING! Check back later this week for a post that has my presentations from RSAC.

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

  1. How Starbucks is Revolutionizing Mobile (Micro) Payments. For the second month in a row, this post is DOMINATING the stats. 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… again. 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 fifth 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. PCI Releases eCommerce Guidance, but READ THIS FIRST! Following the previous most popular post is one here on the new eCommerce guidance and what you should know before you mobilize. I fear that we are in for a round of watered-down advice from these SIGs, and this was the first of a few that recently released.
  5. Roadmap to a Secure Organization. As a former consultant, I would be remiss if I didn’t present SOME kind of a roadmap post every so often, wouldn’t I? Here’s one for you. From the Australian Defence Signals Directorate, check out this list of thirty-five things you should be looking at!

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.