Stories by Joan Goodchild

  • In Pictures: Mobile security - How gadgets evolved

    Still got an old Blackberry or Compaq laying around? CSO Publisher (and packrat) Bob Bragdon does! Rummaging around Bragdon's attic (with some memory help from mobile office expert Catherine Roseberry) provides a look at how mobile device security has evolved.

  • 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 about how adding in BYOD would help productivity.

  • 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 managers more resources to make the case for investing in security programs and technologies.

  • Facebook may be scary, but we love it anyway: research

    As a research scientist for Barracuda networks, Daniel Peck has spent much of his time in the last year looking at activity on social networks and analyzing the common tactics used to scam, phish and otherwise trick people into clicking on bad links. A break down of the malicious activity on social networks can be found in By the numbers: How dangerous are Facebook, Twitter, search results (really)?

  • Securing Google Apps: A CIO Q&A

    Boston-based Bay Cove Human Services is a non-profit organization that offers assistance and service to 4,000 people and families in Massachusetts. CIO Hilary Croach has several technology challenges to contend with. For starters, the agency has its hands in a number of service areas, including helping individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, and those who need support with aging. With about 140 locations around Eastern Massachusetts, Bay Cove's employees and IT operations are scattered.

  • Osama Bin Laden news spurs wave of scams, malware

    Malware creators are already using the news of Osama Bin Laden's death as a opportunity to try and dupe people into clicking on malicious links. According to cloud-security firm Zscaler, researchers were already seeing malicious sites emerge to capitalize on the news within hours of the announcement.

  • Botnets: Size isn't everything, says new report

    Published figures estimating the size and scope of botnets are often inaccurate and do not reflect the threat these compromised networks pose to security, according to research released this week by ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency.

  • Travel security in the Middle East and North Africa

    Many of us watch the events in the Middle East and North Africa unfold from afar. But for businesses with operations in these global regions of political unrest, protests, rebel uprising and deteriorating security often force difficult and immediate decisions for the sake of keeping <employees out of harm's way.