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

Google expands cloud security capabilities, including simpler configuration

Best antivirus software: 9 top tools

Best antivirus software: 9 top tools

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

What is AI fuzzing? And why it may be the next big cybersecurity threat

What is AI fuzzing? And why it may be the next big cybersecurity threat

Pairing artificial intelligence or machine learning with traditional fuzzing techniques creates a powerful tool to find application or system vulnerabilities — for both researchers and cyber criminals.

What is quantum cryptography? It’s no silver bullet, but could improve security

What is quantum cryptography? It’s no silver bullet, but could improve security

In the arms race between white and black hats, the infosec industry looks to quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (QKD). That may be just part of the answer, however.

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

A botnet is a collection of any type of internet-connected device that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to...

What is biometrics? And why collecting biometric data is risky

What is biometrics? And why collecting biometric data is risky

Biometric authentication uses physical or behavioral human characteristics to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. It has the potential to make authentication dramatically faster, easier and more...

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 protect backups from ransomware

How to protect backups from ransomware

Ransomware is getting smarter, attacking backups to prevent recovery. Prevent this from happening by taking a few simple steps.

How security operations centers are adapting to the cloud era

How security operations centers are adapting to the cloud era

Moving data and processes to the cloud presents challenges for enterprise SOCs. Here's how the industry and business are finding new ways to collect, monitor and analyze cloud-based security data.

8 old technologies that still play roles in security

8 old technologies that still play roles in security

Newer isn't always better, at least where cybersecurity is concerned. For some applications, these older technologies are still effective ways to protect data and systems.

DDoS protection, mitigation and defense: 8 essential tips

DDoS protection, mitigation and defense: 8 essential tips

Protecting your network from DDoS attacks starts with planning your response. Here, security experts offer their best advice for fighting back.

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

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

The cyber kill chain breaks down each stage of a malware attack where you can identify and stop it, but be aware of how attack strategies are changing.

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