Joan Goodchild

Freelance writer

Joan Goodchild, former editor in chief of CSO, is a veteran editor and writer 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.

The clean desk test

Why the CSO needs to be involved in active shooter prep

Why the CSO needs to be involved in active shooter prep

All security managers, especially those charged with physical security responsibilities, need to be involved in emergency prep for varying scenarios - including the potential for an active shooter on scene. Imad Mouline, CTO at...

Telltale signs of ATM skimming

Telltale signs of ATM skimming

ATM skimming schemes involve installing fraudulent equipment that criminals use to steal credit and debit card numbers and PINs. Industry estimates calculate that ATM fraud costs banks and consumers billions of dollars annually. Here...

9 tips, tricks and must-haves for security awareness programs

9 tips, tricks and must-haves for security awareness programs

What are the essential ingredients for making a security awareness program successful? Check out these 9 tips from CSO contributors on how to make awareness work in your organization.

9 classic hacking, phishing and social engineering lies

9 classic hacking, phishing and social engineering lies

Whether it is on the phone, online or in person, here are ten lies hackers, phishers and social engineers will tell you to get what they want

Rogues gallery: 9 infamous social engineers

Rogues gallery: 9 infamous social engineers

Social engineers, or "human hackers," have been duping victims from the very beginning of human existence. Here are nine infamous con artists who made history with their scams and schemes.

Inside an IT asset disposal facility

Inside an IT asset disposal facility

A look at the machines and steps taken inside the Las Vegas-based facility of U.S. Micro, an IT asset disposition company, as they disassemble, destroy and then recycle IT assets securely.

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...

20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

Can you spot the 10 security mistakes in this workspace?

This workspace contains 10 security mistakes. Can you spot the errors that put confidential information at risk?

10 tips for Android security

10 tips for Android security

Ten steps for minimizing the risk of infection, or data loss, on your Android device.

Summer security concerns: 4 warm-weather worries

Think summer means emptier offices and less to worry about in the security department? Not anymore.

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