Trust no one: New technology platforms expand the attack surface

Trust no one: New technology platforms expand the attack surface

The rapid deployment of 5G and edge computing, the transition to work-from-home, combined with accelerating growth of mobile apps, APIs and web services are expanding the attack surface for cyber criminals. Are we prepared?

Latest Appearances

Informa Webinar: Doing More IT With Less
October 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
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

Trust no one: New technology platforms expand the attack surface

Trust no one: New technology platforms expand the attack surface

November 23, 2021

Next year, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile all plan to shut down their 3G networks, even as 5G rollouts continue around the country and around the world. And 5G isn’t just about making movie downloads and video calls faster for end consumers – it has the potential to enable entirely new classes of applications, including self-driving cars. “The introduction of 5G into the IoT ecosystem will dramatically increase the overall surface area for attack,” said Dan Petro, lead researcher at Bishop Fox, a security testing firm. The complexity of the overall surface area will also increase, he added. “When no longer…

On-prem-as-a-service comes into its own during pandemic

On-prem-as-a-service comes into its own during pandemic

November 22, 2021
With this approach, the hardware is owned by the service provider, so upfront capital expenses are replaced by operating expenses. Scaling up and down is easy. And the on-prem-as-a-service provider handles all the installation, maintenance, networking, and other aspects of running a data center
SolarWinds Hackers Step Up Attacks Against IT Services Firms

SolarWinds Hackers Step Up Attacks Against IT Services Firms

November 5, 2021
The Russian state actors behind last year’s SolarWinds attack have been targeting IT resellers and service providers since at least May, according to a Microsoft report.
Post-Pandemic, Data Centers Adapt to “New Normal”

Post-Pandemic, Data Centers Adapt to “New Normal”

October 27, 2021
Data center management has permanently changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read up on how data centers are evolving.

Latest Networking articles

Cisco CCIE certification explained

Cisco CCIE certification explained

November 23, 2021

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert is Cisco’s most prestigious and most difficult certification to achieve, typically requiring years of industry experience and a deep understanding of networking technologies. The lab portion of the exam alone is eight hours long and costs $1,600, and candidates typically spend much more than that on preparatory courses. But professionals with the expert-level CCIE networking certification are in demand, and the value is reflected in significantly higher salaries. “It is a preeminent certification in the industry,” says Nick Marentic, senior manager for IT infrastructure and security at cybersecurity training firm Cybrary. “It requires years in the industry…

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.
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.

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…