Stay Classy, San Diego!

Stay Classy, San Diego!

It finally happened last month. In May, North Texas set a record for being the wettest may on record. For those of you who have been watching from afar, check out this great infographic that shows how much 35 trillion gallons of water will cover.

In other news, we had a major breach that is having bigger impacts than many realize, we are seeing the first reports and fall-out from PCI DSS 3.1, and key provisions of the Patriot Act expired.

Here’s what you folks liked the most last month:

  1. The Only Customer Service Script You Will Ever Need. Maybe the economy is heating up? Who knows why this one is still at the top. Regardless, more people inquiring about customer service! Check out this diversion from security that will make you think about how you interact with your customers.
  2. Why the Adult Friend Finder Breach Should Concern You. People don’t often think about adult-related sites causing issues for corporate security, but when humans use their work emails to register for these sites it becomes a corporate security issue.
  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. UPDATE: This post has new information added for PCI DSS 3.0/3.1.
  4. How Starbucks is Revolutionizing Mobile (Micro) Payments. This one was pretty popular last year, and it is still making waves in 2014. 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!
  5. How To Make a Mobile App Comply with PCI DSS. Even though this is an old post, it periodically pops its way back into the top charts. I’m guessing that things are coming back to mobile and PCI DSS. Might be time to revisit/update this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.