Maria Korolov

Contributing Writer

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

What is the cyber kill chain? Why it's not always the right approach to cyber attacks

Why even the best antivirus software isn't enough (and why you still need it)

Why even the best antivirus software isn't enough (and why you still need it)

Antivirus software can’t keep up with new malware or variants of known malware, but it still plays a role in an overall endpoint protection strategy.

Best antivirus software: 13 top tools

Best antivirus software: 13 top tools

These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability.

What is enterprise risk management? How to put cybersecurity threats into a business context

What is enterprise risk management? How to put cybersecurity threats into a business context

Cybersecurity risks are now a key part of the ERM process. Here’s how infosec professionals should talk about cybersecurity risk and assess its impact.

7 best practices for working with cybersecurity startups

7 best practices for working with cybersecurity startups

Security startups are often ahead of the technology curve and can provide more personalized service. Here's how to find the best of them and minimize risks.

4 top challenges to a secure digital transformation

4 top challenges to a secure digital transformation

Improving cybersecurity is becoming a driving factor for starting digital transformation projects. Mistakes in implementation, however, can be costly.

What is a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

What is a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

Controlling thousands or even millions of devices gives cyber attackers the upper hand to deliver malware or conduct a DDoS attack.

What are next generation firewalls? How the cloud and complexity affect them

What are next generation firewalls? How the cloud and complexity affect them

Nextgen firewalls add features like behavioral analytics, malware detection, and content monitoring to prevent unauthorized access and data exfiltration. They could do much more in the future.

Corporate pre-crime: The ethics of using AI to identify future insider threats

Corporate pre-crime: The ethics of using AI to identify future insider threats

Remember “Minority Report”? Artificial intelligence can spot employee behavior that suggests a future risk. Here’s how to use that data ethically and effectively.

3 reasons companies fail to assess the scope of a data breach

3 reasons companies fail to assess the scope of a data breach

Best advice: Understand your data, have proper event logging in place, and test your incident response plan. (You do have one, don’t you?)

California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know to be compliant

California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know to be compliant

California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change.

Keeping pace with security automation

Keeping pace with security automation

Stressed and stretched, IT security teams look to automation for relief.

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