Joan Goodchild

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Joan Goodchild is a veteran writer and editor with 20+ years experience. She writes about information security and strategy and is the former editor in chief of CSO.

Professional hackers talk social engineering threats and security awareness

Kimberly Clark names new CISO

Timothy Youngblood, CISSP, has joined Kimberly Clark as their Chief Information Security Officer. Kimberly Clark is multi-national brand conglomerate with staple consumer products such as Kleenex, Pull-ups, and Scotts Towels.

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...

How keylogging malware steals your information (includes video)

George Waller from StrikeForce Technologies demonstrations how this malicious software sneaks onto your computer and then steals your sensitive data

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.

Women leaders in security recognized

Each year, the Executive Women's Forum announces their "Women of Influence" Awards at their annual EWF event.

Social engineering in penetration tests: 6 tips for ethical (and legal) use

Social engineering techniques are frequently part of an overall security penetration test; often used as a way to test an organization's so-called "human network."

Security and vulnerability assessment: 4 common mistakes

If you're running a robust security program, you're regularly conducting security and vulnerability assessments of your both your network and physical environments. But in the quest to uncover security gaps and...

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...

5 tips to retain great security talent

You want the best on your security team. And once you've got them, you want to keep them happy and keep them in your organization.

Using security metrics to measure human awareness

It's been said that security is hard to measure. Producing measurable results around a lack of problems or incidents is challenging. But the field of security metrics has evolved considerably in recent years, giving security...

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