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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 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.

Expert: Skype Worm No Cause for Panic

Security research firm Bkis earlier this month warned of a vicious virus targeting both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger.

Spy Tools: Tips from the Pros

Covert surveillance requires extreme patience and the right gear. Here's a look at the products featured on PI Mall, an online resource for investigative professionals that offers items for gathering information without being detected.

What Facebook Doesn't Tell You About Privacy

Let us be perfectly clear: While Facebook has received a lot of criticism lately about its new privacy policies, Facebook isn't explicitly keeping secrets from you.

The LoveBug Worm: Ten Years Later

Ten years ago, in May, 2000, a security team with MessageLabs, a provider of messaging security services, came in to work and discovered the number of viruses its system had intercepted in the last several hours was off the charts.

Social Network Blippy Hires CSO After Security Bungle

The social networking site for shoppers will revamp security plans and bring an executive on board after user credit card numbers are exposed.

How Security Professionals Monitor Their Kids

Cell phones, texting, IM, email, Facebook, MySpace--kids are interconnected today in ways hardly imagined two decades ago. But these technology-based...

Are Shortened URLs Truly Trouble on Twitter?

Twitter's concern over security dangers with shortened URLs may be overblown, says a security firm's research.

Network Attacks on Facebook, Twitter Tripled in 2009

New report from Sophos finds most Facebook and Twitter users have received spam or malware on the popular social networking sites.

Secure USB Drives Not So Secure

Vendors admit many hardware-encrypted USB memory sticks contain a dangerous flaw that make them easy hack targets, and many more may be vulnerable.