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 it takes to become an application security engineer

Quarter of firms can't fill open infosec positions

Quarter of firms can't fill open infosec positions

The information security industry hasn't made any significant strides in addressing the workforce shortage, according to a report released this morning by ISACA.

Flood of threat intelligence overwhelms many firms

Flood of threat intelligence overwhelms many firms

Three years after Target missed alerts warning them abut a massive data breach, the amount of threat information coming in from security systems is still overwhelming for many companies, due to lack of expertise and integration issues....

Why don't developers have a 'spell check' for security'?

Why don't developers have a 'spell check' for security'?

Despite all the news coverage about successful cyberattacks, developers are still writing code full of security vulnerabilities. Of course, nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes, and as software projects get more and more complex,...

Cerber ransomware earns $2.3M with 0.3% response rate

Cerber ransomware earns $2.3M with 0.3% response rate

The fast-growing Cerber ransomware earned nearly $200,000 in July despite a payment rate of just 0.3 percent as a result of its affiliate distribution model, according to a new report by Check Point

9 in 10 directors support regulatory action on cybersecurity

9 in 10 directors support regulatory action on cybersecurity

In a study released this morning, nine out of 10 corporate board members said that regulators should hold businesses liable for breaches if they haven't taken reasonable steps to secure customer data.

Don't overdo with biometrics, expert warns

Don't overdo with biometrics, expert warns

Biometric data such as fingerprint scans is being collected too widely and too casually, according to security company Protegrity USA.

'Legitimate' rooting apps paving way for malware

'Legitimate' rooting apps paving way for malware

Companies that create tools for "rooting" Android phones may be paving the way for malware developers

Too many healthcare employees complacent about security

Too many healthcare employees complacent about security

Non-technical health care employees are too complacent about the possibility of a data breach, and few are aware that it has happened to their organizations, according to a survey released today of employees at large and mid-sized...

Advertising network takes on malvertisers

Advertising network takes on malvertisers

In the war between malvertisers and legitimate advertising networks, the bad guys seems to be winning. Attackers use real-time bidding platforms to place malicious ads on otherwise reputable sites, infect target users and disappear --...

Application attacks against clouds up 45%

Application attacks against clouds up 45%

Application attacks against clouds jumped 45 percent last year, according to a new report

Average business spends $15 million battling cybercrime

Average business spends $15 million battling cybercrime

The average U.S. company of 1,000 employees or more spends $15 million a year battling cybercrime, up 20 percent compared to last year.

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