Joan GoodchildEditor, Online, CSO Follow me on Google+

Joan Goodchild is responsible for editorial strategy and writes frequently about security leadership, social engineering, social media security and cybercrime in her role as Editor of 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.

Dell to Acquire SecureWorks

Computer giant adds to security portfolio with SaaS provider.

Facebook Profile Helps to Catch a Thief

A savvy service station manager caught a TV thief by sending him a friend request.

Zeus Botnet Targets Holiday Shoppers

Attack uses social engineering to get Macy's, Nordstrom account holders to reveal sensitive information.

7 Scams to Avoid from Cyber-Scrooges

The holiday scam season is upon us. Here's a reminder to be wary; these scams are making the rounds.

Rustock Rules Spam Botnets

The most dominant botnet on the spam scene has more than doubled its reach in the past year, Symantec reports.

Helping Employees Get Corporate Security Policy

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Online Shopping Scams and Why You Fall for Them

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What It's Like to Steal Someone's Identity

Think you have nothing worth stealing? Think again.

Retail Theft Decreases in 2010, Report Says

The 2010 Global Retail Theft Barometer finds theft was down from 2009 rates. But more than a quarter of U.S. retailers were still impacted by crime.

6 Facebook, Twitter Mistakes That Can Get You Fired

Travis Megale is happily employed. A regular Facebook user, he knows how to use the site appropriately and what NOT to say or post. Unfortunately, many Facebook...

Fear of Data Loss, Social Media Security Risks Rising

More organizations are dealing with data loss and security breaches due to employee usage of social networking sites.

Study: Advanced Threats a Growing Problem for Security

Most organizations have been the target of an advanced threat, according to results of a study.

Why Security Needs to Catch up to Web 2.0

Security managers can keep blocking Facebook, refusing to support mobile devices and vetoing cloud-based services, but they aren't going away.

Not Safe for Work: What's Acceptable Office Computer Use

As Facebook and other social media distractions capture workers' attention, balancing privacy, play and productivity is an increasingly tricky task.

Social Engineering Stories

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