API Attacks, Breaches Piling Up

API Attacks, Breaches Piling Up

APIs have emerged as a major attack vector, with only 6% of companies reporting no API-related security issues in the past year, according to one report. Find out why API security is so problematic.

Latest Appearances

MetaStellar video: Setting up a WordPress website with DreamHost in 15 minutes
October 7, 2021

MetaStellar video: Setting up a WordPress website with DreamHost in 15 minutes

In a segment for MetaStellar’s YouTube channel, Maria Korolov does a quick overview of using DreamHost to set up a brand new WordPress website.
IDG Zero Trust Webinar
September 21, 2021

IDG Zero Trust Webinar

Maria Korolov was a guest on IDG’s zero trust webinar, “VPN vs SSO vs ZTNA — Designing Access for an Anytime, Anywhere World.”
MetaStellar Interview: How we launched in a pandemic
August 5, 2021

MetaStellar Interview: How we launched in a pandemic

Maria Korolov talks with the co-hosts of Long-Lost Friends, a show on the MetaStellar YouTube channel, about how MetaStellar was launched.
BrightTalk cybersecurity panel
October 23, 2020

BrightTalk cybersecurity panel

On Oct. 13, Maria Korolov moderated a BrightTalk panel, “Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattacks During Global Disruption.” Watch the webinar on-demand here.
CIO Magazine New Reality Event
September 15, 2020

CIO Magazine New Reality Event

On Sep. 15, Maria Korolov was a speaker at a CIO magazine virtual event, “The New Business Process Mandate: AI & Automation.” Watch the on-demand session by clicking here.
Look Left podcast
May 12, 2020

Look Left podcast

On May 12, Maria Korolov was a guest on the Look Left Marketing podcast to talk about her career in journalism. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
IDG Tech Talk: CCPA Revisited
February 18, 2020

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA Revisited

On Feb. 21, Maria Korolov was a guest on IDG Tech Talk to answer reader and viewer questions about the California Consumer Privacy Act. Watch the show on YouTube by clicking here.
InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp
October 23, 2019

InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp

On Oct. 23, 2019, Maria Korolov was a guest speaker at InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp, talking about securing the virtual data center. See her presentation for free and download the slides here.
IDG Tech Talk: CCPA
September 6, 2019

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA

On Sep. 6, 2019, Maria Korolov was a guest on IDG Tech Talk to talk about how the California Consumer Privacy Act will affect businesses Watch the show on YouTube by clicking here.

Latest AI articles

Data warehouses and holistic business intelligence

Data warehouses and holistic business intelligence

October 14, 2021

Business intelligence is the process of analyzing company data to better understand that data, spot anomalies or trends and make predictions. It’s possible to do analytics on individual systems — such as the sales system or the inventory system — but the resulting business intelligence is then significantly limited in value. When the analytics are performed across many — or all — of a company’s systems, the resulting intelligence is more comprehensive. Executives can see a genuine, holistic, bird’s-eye view of company performance.…

Making the most of sentiment analysis

Making the most of sentiment analysis

October 7, 2021
Thanks to machine learning, companies can now begin to put the ability to determine the emotional value of communication to work. Here’s how organizations can capitalize.
What is a chatbot? Simulating human conversation for service

What is a chatbot? Simulating human conversation for service

October 4, 2021
Coupled with artificial intelligence, chatbots are seeing massive growth in use in an expanding array of domains, from customer service to employee interfaces.
What is sentiment analysis? Using NLP and ML to extract meaning

What is sentiment analysis? Using NLP and ML to extract meaning

September 9, 2021
Sentiment analysis, which enables companies to determine the emotional value of communications, is now going beyond text analysis to include audio and video.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

API Attacks, Breaches Piling Up

API Attacks, Breaches Piling Up

October 14, 2021

In August, dozens of organizations using Microsoft Power Apps inadvertently exposed 38 million records — COVID-19 contact tracing, job applicants’ Social Security numbers, and even 332,000 email addresses and employee IDs used by Microsoft’s own global payroll services. In addition to Microsoft, other organizations affected included American Airlines; Ford; J.B. Hunt; and agencies in Indiana, Maryland and New York City. According to researchers at UpGuard, the security firm that discovered the leaks, Microsoft Power Apps portals were easy to set up in such a way as to allow for public access. “Multiple governmental bodies reported performing security reviews of their apps…

Five Functions That Benefit From Cybersecurity Automation

Five Functions That Benefit From Cybersecurity Automation

October 6, 2021
Businesses are facing staff shortages and budget constraints that impact their ability to maintain security. Cybersecurity automation, including AI-powered intelligent automation, is helping close the gap.
SASE Model Proving Value Beyond Remote Work Scenarios

SASE Model Proving Value Beyond Remote Work Scenarios

September 30, 2021
When the pandemic hit, enterprises rushed to the new cloud-based networking solutions for remote employees. Now it’s being applied to on-prem data centers and WANs.
Paying Hackers’ Ransom Demands Is Getting Harder

Paying Hackers’ Ransom Demands Is Getting Harder

September 26, 2021
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned a cryptocurrency exchange for its role in facilitating ransomware payments and issued an advisory to private companies against making such payments.

Latest Networking articles

SASE Model Proving Value Beyond Remote Work Scenarios

SASE Model Proving Value Beyond Remote Work Scenarios

September 30, 2021

Gartner only coined the term SASE — secure access service edge — two years ago to describe a cloud-based service that combines SD-WAN networking with all the latest security features in a single, easy-to-manage and easy-to-deploy SaaS product. Back then, SASE, which is pronounced “sassy,” was more of a philosophy, or direction to move in, rather than an actual product category. Few vendors offered a full SASE stack and, when they did, usually required customers to buy it in pieces, often a lot of pieces, with confusing names and overlapping functionality. Getting to the SASE model was going to take years, experts said. Then…

What to expect from SASE certifications

What to expect from SASE certifications

September 16, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–Free and fee-based SASE certifications are cropping up from vendors including Cato Networks, Netskope and Versa Networks. Are they worth the effort?
Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

September 10, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–Cisco Certified Network Professional demonstrates understanding of core networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as data center, security,and network programmability.
Network certs 2021: Significant raises for the right ones

Network certs 2021: Significant raises for the right ones

August 9, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–As employees split their time between the office and working at home, IT skills requirements have shifted to cloud, security, and automation.

Latest Blog Posts

AI tools to create cool illustrations

May 17, 2021
AI tools to create cool illustrations

Writing is all about the text. But marketing and promotion is often all about the images. Whether you’re sharing with your audience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or your own blog, cool images make a big difference. At MetaStellar, we’re always…

15 free mind map tools for writers

May 10, 2021
15 free mind map tools for writers

A few days ago I wrote about how to use the free online app Miro to plot out a story. That’s all well and good if you already have an idea for a plot, and now just need to fine-tune…

How to use Miro for story plotting

May 3, 2021
How to use Miro for story plotting

A year ago, when the pandemic first hit, I wrote an article for CIO magazine about how to manage software development teams when you can’t meet in person. Many of the managers I spoke to said that they replaced the…

The best free* books to help you battle procrastination

February 28, 2021
The best free* books to help you battle procrastination

Last month, I posted an article about a bunch of ways writers can use to beat procrastination. But maybe you want to go deeper on the topic. Here are seven books on Amazon with over a 100 positive reviews that…

28 ways to beat procrastination for writers

January 7, 2021
28 ways to beat procrastination for writers

Have you ever stared at your screen or typewriter or notebook and couldn’t force yourself to write? You had the time block set aside for writing, and you can’t force yourself to get started. Maybe you didn’t even make it…

Where to find low-cost, pre-made covers for spec fic books

December 17, 2020
Where to find low-cost, pre-made covers for spec fic books

According to WrittenWordMedia’s 2019 author survey, more than 75 percent of successful book authors — those making $60,000 a year or more from their writing — use professional designers for their book covers. But they tend to spend between $100 and…