Joan Goodchild

Content Director

Joan Goodchild is a content director with IDG’s marketing services division. She is the former editor in chief of CSO and a veteran editor, writer and content strategist with 20+ years experience. 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...

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.

Social engineering goes to the movies

If you fall for a social engineer's trickery, it's embarrassing.

Making the case for preventing workplace violence

According to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, the rate of nonfatal workplace violence declined by 35 percent from 2002-2009. But, despite the decline, a recent survey conducted for AlliedBarton Security Services found over half of...

Security managers split on BYOD, skeptical of Android devices

New survey results from IT security community Wisegate finds no consistent plan in place across enterprises for allowing and securing user-owned devices.

Surveillance technology for investigations and crowd control

As the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States, Los Angeles is home to four million residents and the mecca for most of the entertainment industry's high-profile events. The almost constant stream of celebrity-infused...

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