Latest Appearances

Metaverse presentations: OpenSimulator Community Conference
Dec 15, 2021

Metaverse presentations: OpenSimulator Community Conference

Maria Korolov was one of the organizers of the ninth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference this December, held virtually. She gave a talk about the metaverse, about the current state of the OpenSim ecosystem, and moderated a panel about creativity in OpenSim.
Informa Webinar: Doing More IT With Less
Oct 27, 2021

Informa Webinar: Doing More IT With Less

Maria Korolov was a panelist at “Doing More IT With Less: Economizing and Innovating in Today’s Enterprise IT Organization,” an Informa virtual event on Wednesday, Oct. 27 sponsored by DarkReading, InformationWeek, Data Center Knowledge, ITProToday, NetworkComputing, and other Informa publications. She spoke on the topic “The practicalities of implementing SASE.”
MetaStellar video: Setting up a WordPress website with DreamHost in 15 minutes
Oct 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
Sep 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
Aug 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
Oct 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
Sep 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
Feb 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
Oct 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
Sep 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.
Adversarial machine learning explained: How attackers disrupt AI and ML systems

Adversarial machine learning explained: How attackers disrupt AI and ML systems

Maria KorolovJun 28, 2022

As more companies roll out artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) projects, securing them becomes more important. A report released…

Latest AI articles

Computer vision is primed for business value

Computer vision is primed for business value

Jun 23, 2022

Over the past few years, computer vision applications have become ubiquitous. From phones that recognize the faces of their users, to cars that drive themselves, to satellites that track ship movements, the value of computer vision has never been clear. But hardware shortages and labor disruptions in the pandemic’s wake are challenging companies’ ability to make good on the promise of computer vision, even as the pandemic itself has accelerated the potential of its use cases. Following is a look at how companies…

9 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

9 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

Jun 13, 2022
Machine learning algorithms will improve security solutions, helping human analysts triage threats and close vulnerabilities quicker. But they are also going to help threat actors launch bigger, more complex attacks.
10 key roles for AI success

10 key roles for AI success

Jun 7, 2022
To maximize the business value of artificial intelligence, AI teams require a diverse range of skills and roles, from data scientists to domain experts to strategic decision-makers.
Making the most of MLOps

Making the most of MLOps

May 26, 2022
Enterprises looking to reap the full business benefits of artificial intelligence are turning to MLOps — an emerging set of best practices and tools aimed at operationalizing AI.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

Adversarial machine learning explained: How attackers disrupt AI and ML systems

Adversarial machine learning explained: How attackers disrupt AI and ML systems

Jun 28, 2022

As more companies roll out artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) projects, securing them becomes more important. A report released by IBM and Morning Consult in May stated that of more than 7,500 global businesses, 35% of companies are already using AI, up 13% from last year, while another 42% are exploring it. However, almost 20% of companies say that they were having difficulties securing data and that it is slowing down AI adoption. In a survey conducted last spring by Gartner, security concerns were a top obstacle to adopting AI, tied for first place with the complexity of integrating AI solutions…

9 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

9 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

Jun 13, 2022
Machine learning algorithms will improve security solutions, helping human analysts triage threats and close vulnerabilities quicker. But they are also going to help threat actors launch bigger, more complex attacks.
Bugs in the data center: How social engineering impacts physical security

Bugs in the data center: How social engineering impacts physical security

Jun 9, 2022
A closer look at how one penetration testing firm was able to breach the physical security of a data center in less than a week, posing as the pest control company.
7 machine identity management best practices

7 machine identity management best practices

May 24, 2022
Managing machine identities can be just as important as managing human identities, especially in a zero-trust environment.

Latest Networking articles

Private 5G promising for enterprises, but growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

Private 5G promising for enterprises, but growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

Jun 23, 2022

Private 5G networks promise to offer low latency, high reliability, and support for massive numbers of connected devices, but enterpise deployment has been slower than expected, experts say, due to the pandemic and a slow-to-evolve device ecosystem. IDC reports that the global private LTE and 5G wireless infrastructure market totaled $1.8 billion in revenue in 2021 and will increase to $8.3 billion by 2026, but that spending will grow “slower than expected” in the next couple of years. “They’re still monkeying with the protocols for the massive machine connections and low latency,” says Forrester analyst Andre Kindness. “The hardware is still being developed, the chip sets…

How SASE uses AI

How SASE uses AI

Apr 18, 2022
SASE vendors are applying AI and machine learning to the network- and security-related data they collect to sharpen analytics, tighten security and boost performance.
Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

Apr 7, 2022
SASE rolls networking and security into a cloud service, making it easier for enterprises to provide simple, secure access to corporate resources. Many vendors offer SASE services, but what they actually provide and how they provide it varies widely.
10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

Mar 23, 2022
Buying used gear, extending the life of existing IT equipment, and considering cloud alternatives are among the tactics industry watchers recommend for dealing with the ongoing semiconductor shortage.

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

Feb 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

Jan 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

Dec 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…