Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

Ok, I promised you guys that it was time to ramp back up, and I’m not kidding. It’s been a great first half of the year. I’m lucky enough to have accomplished some pretty awesome things, I’ve learned a ton, and I’ve been able to get closer to some of you as a result.

So what has been big this year so far? Few conferences, some travel, and breaches! Here’s what you guys liked the most from January to May.

  1. How Starbucks is Revolutionizing Mobile (Micro) Payments. This one was pretty popular last year, and it is still making waves in 2014—by almost a factor of three. 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. The economy is humming along quite nicely. How do we know? Because people are getting poor customer service and reading posts like this one. 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. What The Leaked Target PIN Data Actually Means for You. Just like in any complex industry, the public struggles to understand how certain events might affect them. The Target breach was no different. Watching the news provided lots of entertainment! Let’s cut through the BS and figure out exactly what this means to you.
  5. How to Make a Mobile Payment App Comply with PCI DSS. Every company is looking for a mobile strategy, and many of them include accepting payments. 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.