Joan GoodchildEditor-in-Chief, CSO, CSO

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Joan Goodchild is chief editor of CSO and is responsible for editorial strategy and writes frequently about security leadership, social engineering, social media security and cybercrime for CSO. Her previous experience in business journalism includes roles as broadcast and web editor with the Boston Business Journal and as a news writer covering the Windows OS with TechTarget. Prior to that, she worked as a television reporter and anchor for more than a decade. Joan has a Master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

A hacker's story: Mitchell Frost explains his motivation

As a 19-year-old college student In 2006, Mitchell Frost used a campus network to launch botnets against several conservative web sites; here is his story.

10 Hacks That Made Headlines

Hacking has been around for decades, starting with curiosity-driven systems break-ins. Today's crimes are often financially-motivated fraud. Here are ten hacking incidents that made history.

Not Just April Fools: Best Social Engineering Movies

When the scam is happening to someone else, it can make for great cinema. Here are seven of our favorites.

Hackers' Host Tells How it Protected LulzSec

Hosting service CloudFlare shares details of the "intense" experience of fielding attacks on the hacking site.

Facebook Users Flooded with Adult Images in Mystery Hack

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New Social Engineering Poll Reveals Which Scam Works Better

Which tactic works best for a scamming social engineer?

Security on a Shoestring Budget

Among large companies, the average security budget is $3.35 million.

5 Dirty Tricks: Social Engineers' Latest Pick-up Lines

You may now be savvy enough to know that when a friend reaches out on Facebook and says they've been mugged in London and need cash, that it's a scam. But social engineers are one step ahead of you.

Mobile Device Security: Questions to Ask for Creating Policy

While 69 percent of organizations have employees using personal devices to connect to their corporate network, more than one-fifth, or 21 percent, currently have no policy in place to govern the use of personal mobile devices on their network.