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

Verizon report: Ransomware top malware threat of 2017, moving into critical systems

What is a supply chain attack? Why you should be wary of third-party providers

What is a supply chain attack? Why you should be wary of third-party providers

The weak link in your enterprise security might lie with partners and suppliers. Here’s how to understand and mitigate that risk.

How to detect and prevent crypto mining malware

How to detect and prevent crypto mining malware

Hackers are placing crypto mining software on devices, networks, and websites at an alarming rate. These tools can help spot it before it does great harm.

Open source software security challenges persist

Open source software security challenges persist

Using open source components saves developers time and companies money. In other words, it's here to stay. Here's a look at what it will take to improve open source security.

SEC's new cybersecurity guidance falls short

SEC's new cybersecurity guidance falls short

Post Equifax, those who hoped that the US Securities and Exchange Commission would impose tougher rules (and consequences for breaking them) around reporting breaches will be disappointed.

The global cyber war is heating up: Why businesses should be worried

The global cyber war is heating up: Why businesses should be worried

From NotPetya's global disruption to North Korea's digital plundering of financial institutions, state-sponsored cyber attacks should be top of mind for business leaders. Here's how to defend against them.

New cryptocurrencies offer better anonymity, new security challenges

New cryptocurrencies offer better anonymity, new security challenges

Anonymous cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash help cybercriminals evade detection and make cryptojacking more profitable.

Cloud security configuration errors put data at risk; new tools can help

Cloud security configuration errors put data at risk; new tools can help

As more and more companies move to the cloud, misconfigured services are putting data and systems at risk. New management tools can help.

Password managers grow up, target business users

Password managers grow up, target business users

Enterprise-class password managers fill key security gaps left by single sign-on (SSO) and cloud access solutions.

The best antivirus? Kaspersky leads in latest tests, but that's only part of the story

The best antivirus? Kaspersky leads in latest tests, but that's only part of the story

Ransomware and other threats often get through signature-based antivirus protection, giving it a bad rap. However, antivirus tools still play an important role in the enterprise security strategy.

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.

How hackers crack passwords and why you can't stop them

How hackers crack passwords and why you can't stop them

Password crackers have access to more stolen passwords and better password hacking software and tools than ever before.

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