Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov has been covering emerging technology and emerging markets for the past twenty years. She has reported from Russia, India, and Afghanistan, and recently returned to the United States after running a news bureau in China for five years.

Cybersecurity industry braces for tighter visa rules

Most employees willing to share sensitive information, survey says

Most employees willing to share sensitive information, survey says

According to an end user security survey released this morning, 72 percent of employees are willing to share confidential information. In the financial services sector, the percentage was even higher -- 81 percent said they should...

Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber, and ICQ

Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber, and ICQ

The most popular instant messaging platforms with cyber criminals are Skype, Jabber and ICQ, according to a new report released this morning. Meanwhile, consumer-grade platforms like AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo IM have fallen out...

What it takes to become a data security strategist

What it takes to become a data security strategist

Data security strategist is a fast-growing career, and one that will get even hotter as data from AI and IoT inititiatives pours into enterprises.

InfoSec pros feel less external pressure, take security more personally

InfoSec pros feel less external pressure, take security more personally

Security professionals are feeling less pressure from management, less pressure to approve IT projects early, and are less worried about emerging technologies, according to a survey released this morning. But they are also putting...

Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Last week's roll-back of FCC privacy regulations was good news for ISPs and marketers and bad news for privacy advocates. But the decision could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity, experts say

What it takes to become a security systems administrator

What it takes to become a security systems administrator

There are many more openings for security systems administrators than qualified applicants. That creates opportunities for IT professionals willing to get the training and certification.

What it takes to become an application security engineer

What it takes to become an application security engineer

Application security engineers earn more money than application engineers and are in high demand, but the job requires additional training in security.

Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

At least 30 percent of malware today is new, zero-day malware that is missed by traditional antivirus defenses, according to a new report

Don't pay ransoms. But if you must, here's where to buy the Bitcoins

Don't pay ransoms. But if you must, here's where to buy the Bitcoins

Ransomware grew into a $1 billion industry last year, and ransom payments now account for nearly 10 percent of the entire Bitcoin economy. Avoiding becoming part of that statistic requires good endpoint security and effective backups....

McAfee is once again an independent company

McAfee is once again an independent company

Famed anti-virus vendor McAfee is an independent company again as the sale of the majority of the firm to private equity firm TPG became final this morning. All current McAfee personnel, including research analysts, sales teams and...

Report: Criminals find profit rates of up to 95 percent with DDoS attacks

Report: Criminals find profit rates of up to 95 percent with DDoS attacks

The emergence of the DDoS-as-a-service industry has lowered the costs for attacks to $25 or less, allowing criminals with no technical expertise to reach profit margins of up to 95 percent, according to a report released last week

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