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 biometrics? 10 physical and behavioral identifiers that can be used for authentication

What is biometrics? 10 physical and behavioral identifiers that can be used for authentication

Biometrics are physical or behavioral human characteristics to that can be used to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. It has the potential to make authentication dramatically faster, easier and...

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.

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.

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

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is the process of assessing risks to identify both threats to a company’s financial well-being and opportunities in the market.

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 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?)

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.

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.

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