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 a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

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.

The best antivirus software? Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Trend Micro lead in latest tests

The best antivirus software? Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Trend Micro lead in latest tests

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

California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know to be compliant

California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know to be compliant

California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change.

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.

AI in the supply chain: Logistics gets smart

AI in the supply chain: Logistics gets smart

Interest in machine learning and AI for SCM is increasing as companies envision a more predictable, automated future for logistics and distribution.

New AI tools make BI smarter — and more useful

New AI tools make BI smarter — and more useful

Data science democratized: What used to take data scientists months to prepare may soon be put together in a few days by data-astute business users.

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.

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.

AI’s biggest risk factor: Data gone wrong

AI’s biggest risk factor: Data gone wrong

Bad data is big issue for artificial intelligence, and as businesses increasingly embrace AI, the stakes will only get higher. Here’s how not to get burned.

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