Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

What was popular in May? It’s almost summer time! And of course, we have all kinds of horrific weather impacting parts of the country that many of us call home. I played an extra in a show about hackers (does this mean I need to join SAG?), and have been speaking to all kinds of companies about their products and services. I even spoke at a few shows and did a webcast!

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

  1. How Starbucks is Revolutionizing Mobile (Micro) Payments. This post just won’t quit! It switched places with the next post from last month, but it’s still a big deal. 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. Is it a sign that the economy is turning around? Is customer service is less important now that customers are easiser to come by? Check out this diversion from security that will make you think about how you interact with your customers.
  3. The Definition of Cardholder Data. Yet another powerhouse that is keeping on top of the links. 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 Requirements Review. Here’s a quick review on Patching and IDS. Back in the top five again, so I wonder if this post with the previous has signaled assessment season is well underway for 2013.
  5. A Few Tips for Getting Ahead of PCI Compliance. The great folks over at Tripwire caught me in the hallway right before my book signing with Anton. Check out this quick video for some timely tips on getting ahead of PCI Compliance!

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.