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

Is universal end-to-end encrypted email possible (or even desirable)?

Is universal end-to-end encrypted email possible (or even desirable)?

End-to-end email encryption is getting more attention as security and compliance concerns mount, but practical use cases are rapidly being eaten away by other technologies.

What’s new in ransomware?

What’s new in ransomware?

Ransomware attacks--and defenses against them--are evolving fast, but enterprises still struggle to keep up.

Look beyond job boards to fill cybersecurity jobs

Look beyond job boards to fill cybersecurity jobs

The cybersecurity staffing shortage is reaching crisis proportions, and companies are looking beyond the traditional channels of job boards and headhunters to find and hire new talent. Here are some of the unconventional ways...

The OPM data breach 2 years on: What government agencies must do now

The OPM data breach 2 years on: What government agencies must do now

Recent reports show declining grades for government agencies’ efforts to improve cybersecurity. Experts weigh in on what needs to be done.

With new dynamic capabilities, will whitelisting finally catch on?

With new dynamic capabilities, will whitelisting finally catch on?

In this age of destructive and fast-spreading malware, companies are giving whitelisting a second look -- and with cloud-based, peer-to-peer whitelists and reputation scoring, the technology now has a chance to be widely adopted.

Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

The new European General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May, with onerous notification requirements and high penalties, but a year might not be enough for firms to get ready

APT3 hackers linked to Chinese intelligence

APT3 hackers linked to Chinese intelligence

The APT3 hacker group, which has been attacking government and defense industry targets since 2010, has been linked to the Chinese Ministry of State Security, according to a report by Recorded Future.

Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

When the WannaCry malware hit, many users were scrambling for fixes -- but some of the proffered solutions were actually just more malware, in disguise

Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Last September, as the East Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Hermine, the emergency broadcasting system accidentally sent out an evacuation alert for all of Long Island's Suffolk County. The alert was meant just for Fire Island, but...

WannaCry fallout -- the worst is yet to come, experts say

WannaCry fallout -- the worst is yet to come, experts say

The massive scale of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack has exposed some significant weaknesses in global IT systems, and we're likely to see more attacks leveraging similar techniques, and doing even more damage, security experts...

Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size.

Ad network takes steps to reduce fraud

Ad network takes steps to reduce fraud

Online advertisers are losing billions to fraud, but one advertising network has successfully taken steps to clean up its platform. U.S. advertisers spent more $25 billion on programmatic online ads last year, meaning that about $8...

Report: Average ransomware demand now over $1,000

Report: Average ransomware demand now over $1,000

The average amount of a ransomware demand has increased from $294 in 2015 to $1,077 last year, according to a new report by Symantec.

Criminals turning to fraudulent gift cards

Criminals turning to fraudulent gift cards

As retailers and other businesses increase security measures to prevent the use of gift cards purchased with stolen credit card numbers, cyber criminals have been focusing on fraudulent gift cards, according to a report released this...

Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky

Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky

Many companies have automated systems in place for preventing, detecting, and investigating security incidents, but automating the incident response and mitigation process for networks and endpoint devices has been a tougher nut to...

Security automation is maturing, but many firms not ready for adoption

Security automation is maturing, but many firms not ready for adoption

The security automation industry is still in its infancy, with most vendors just a year or two old, but there are already some promising technologies that enterprises can put to use - if they have already laid the required ground work....

How the insurance industry could change the game for security

How the insurance industry could change the game for security

The recent growth in the cyber insurance market is already improving security in some industry segments, and has the potential to do more -- if the industry is able to address its data problem

Latest OWASP Top 10 looks at APIs, web apps

Latest OWASP Top 10 looks at APIs, web apps

The new release of the OWASP Top 10 list is out from the Open Web Application Security Project, and while most of it remains the same there are a couple of new additions, focusing on protections for web applications and APIs

Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report

Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report

Verizon released its tenth annual breach report this morning, and cyberespionage and ransomware were the big gainers in 2016. Cyberspionage accounted for 21 percent of cases analyzed, up from 13 percent last year, and was the most...

Cybersecurity industry braces for tighter visa rules

Cybersecurity industry braces for tighter visa rules

The current climate surrounding visas, immigrants and international travel will change the way some tech companies operate, and may harm US cybersecurity -- but there is also a chance that it will inspire more Americans to enter the...

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