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

5 ways to hack blockchain in the enterprise

5 ways to hack blockchain in the enterprise

Experts warn of blockchain security risks in non-cryptocurrency use cases.

Hardware, software options emerge for runtime encryption

Hardware, software options emerge for runtime encryption

Hackers are getting better at exploiting encryption gaps that expose plain-text data. New hardware and software runtime encryption solutions aim to close those gaps.

Cloud functions present new security challenges

Cloud functions present new security challenges

Cloud functions, or serverless apps, are small, fast and pop in and out of existence. So, how do you secure them?

How privacy is moving data security to the top of corporate agendas

How privacy is moving data security to the top of corporate agendas

It’s no longer privacy vs security. Regulations like GDPR and customer data breaches have joined privacy and security efforts at the hip.

Why securing containers and microservices is a challenge

Why securing containers and microservices is a challenge

Their granularity, deployment speed, and data traffic volume require new approaches to securing container environments.

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

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

DDoS attacks are also on the rise, but spying reports are down. Fewer people are clicking on phishing links.

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.

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.

Is your data being sold on the dark web?

Is your data being sold on the dark web?

Monitoring the dark web to see if your data is being sold there is risky, but solutions and services are available to help.

How AI can help you stay ahead of cybersecurity threats

How AI can help you stay ahead of cybersecurity threats

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can be force multipliers for under-staffed security teams needing to respond faster and more effectively to cyber threats.

Unlimited DDoS protection the new norm after Cloudflare announcement

Unlimited DDoS protection the new norm after Cloudflare announcement

With Cloudflare ending surge pricing for DDoS protection services, all website owners are protected equally and potential attack damage is limited.

Shadow cloud apps pose unseen risks

Shadow cloud apps pose unseen risks

When individuals and departments bypass IT to acquire cloud services and apps, IT and security teams are blind to the security vulnerabilities and compliance issues they present.

What is a fileless attack? How hackers invade systems without installing software

What is a fileless attack? How hackers invade systems without installing software

Cyber criminals don't need to place malware on your system to get in. Fileless or zero-footprint attacks use legitimate applications or even the operating system.

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