Joan Goodchild

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Joan Goodchild is a veteran writer and editor with 20+ years experience. She covers business technology and information security and is the former editor in chief of CSO. She has a Master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and received an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism.

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Why I did it: Former hacker Mitchell Frost explains his motivation

In 2006, Mitchell Frost, then a 19-year-old college student at the University of Akron, used the school's computer network to control the botnets he had created. Authorities say between August 2006 and March 2007, Frost launched a...

IntegriCell's Aaron Turner: Security managers still don't get mobile security

For the past several months, security veteran Aaron Turner has been making the rounds at industry events presenting some pretty disturbing information about the state of mobile security.

How Blackstone is finding BYOD success with BYOA(pple)

Bill Murphy, CTO and managing director at Blackstone, a global investment and advisory firm, knew he wanted to find a way to allow employees to use their own devices for work. The demand was there, and he was increasingly hearing...

How Colorado's CISO is revamping the state's information security -- on a $6,000 budget

Before Jonathan Trull took over as Chief Information Security Office for the state of Colorado in 2012, he had already been working in the Colorado Office of the State Auditor for a decade. As the Deputy State Auditor, he was...

How Colorado's CISO is revamping the state's information security -- on a $6,000 budget

Before Jonathan Trull took over as Chief Information Security Office for the state of Colorado in 2012, he had already been working in the Colorado Office of the State Auditor for a decade. As the Deputy State Auditor, he was...

20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

Can you spot the 10 security mistakes in this workspace?

This workspace contains 10 security mistakes. Can you spot the errors that put confidential information at risk?

Securing one million shoppers for the holidays

Like all malls in the United States, the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento is being overrun with shoppers as the holiday season kicks into high gear.

Former Zynga CSO: Innovate or Die

For the past three years, Nils Puhlmann was head of security for Zynga, the social games company that created mega-hits Farmville and Words With Friends.

12 cons of Christmas

While the risk of being hacked, conned or having sensitive information stolen is possible all through the year, most security experts agree that the holiday season brings a spike in fraudulent activity, both online and off.

Summer security concerns: 4 warm-weather worries

Think summer means emptier offices and less to worry about in the security department? Not anymore.

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