Latest Appearances

MetaStellar Interview: How we launched in a pandemic

MetaStellar Interview: How we launched in a pandemic

Aug 5, 2021
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

BrightTalk cybersecurity panel

Oct 23, 2020
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

CIO Magazine New Reality Event

Sep 15, 2020
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

Look Left podcast

May 12, 2020
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

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA Revisited

Feb 18, 2020
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.

About Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is an award-winning tech journalist who covers cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and extended reality.

She’s also a science fiction author and the editor and founder of MetaStellar, an online magazine of speculative fiction, and of Hypergrid Business, one of the world’s top virtual reality blogs.

Contact her at maria@korolov.com to pitch articles or to hire her as writer, editor, or speaker at your event.

Follow her on Twitter at @MariaKorolov, on Threads at @MariaKorolov, and check out her latest videos on the Maria Korolov YouTube channel.

Latest AI articles

Data centers warm up to liquid cooling

Data centers warm up to liquid cooling

Apr 1, 2024

Growing adoption of artificial intelligence and other power-intensive workloads, along with regulatory pressure to reduce energy consumption, is driving a slow but steady transition to liquid cooling in data centers. Today, 22% of data centers are using liquid cooling, according to IDC analyst Sean Graham. A decade of growth is anticipated: The global data center liquid cooling market was estimated at $2 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at…

3 areas where gen AI improves productivity — until its limits are exceeded

3 areas where gen AI improves productivity — until its limits are exceeded

Mar 13, 2024
Generative AI focused on customer service, software and development, and creative and knowledge work could yield more than $1 trillion in annual US productivity gains. Early adopters stand to benefit the highest ROI, but tactical deployment and robust training are key to not overstretch the tech.
Generative AI poised to make substantial impact on DevSecOps

Generative AI poised to make substantial impact on DevSecOps

Mar 11, 2024
Generative AI could be the holy grail of DevSecOps, from writing secure code and documentation to creating tests. But it could be a major point of failure if not used correctly.
How GenAI helps entry-level SOC analysts improve their skills

How GenAI helps entry-level SOC analysts improve their skills

Mar 5, 2024
By automating repetitive triage and documentation tasks, generative AI systems allow entry-level security analysts to spend more time on investigations, response, and developing core skills.

Latest quantum computing articles

Error-correction breakthroughs bring quantum computing a step closer

Error-correction breakthroughs bring quantum computing a step closer

Feb 21, 2024

Quantum computing is still in its infancy, easily beaten by traditional computers. One of the biggest challenges? The fact that quantum bits — qubits — are much more fragile than the bits in silicon computers, so a lot more redundancy is required. In fact, today’s quantum computers require thousands or even tens of thousands of qubits in order to create one, usable, functional, logical qubit. The solution? Error correction. “Error…

Quantum Computing for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Quantum Computing for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Mar 1, 2023
Pharmaceutical companies are using quantum computers to make drug discovery faster and safer.
Quantum Computing for the Supply Chain – Delivering New Efficiencies

Quantum Computing for the Supply Chain – Delivering New Efficiencies

Feb 22, 2023
A new report from Enter Quantum explains how supply chain enterprises are turning to quantum computers to solve routing problems. Finding optimal delivery routes gets incrementally more difficult the more stops are added. Factor in the other variables that might affect the supply chain and you quickly exceed the constraints of current classical computing, leading […]
How Quantum Computing is Supporting Financial Services

How Quantum Computing is Supporting Financial Services

Jan 9, 2023
The financial services industry has been one of the first to benefit from emerging quantum computing solutions, which can support use cases including targeting and prediction, trading optimization and risk profiling.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

Generative AI poised to make substantial impact on DevSecOps

Generative AI poised to make substantial impact on DevSecOps

Mar 11, 2024

Generative AI is expected to help write secure code, improve code analysis, create tests, write documentation, and assist with many other DevSecOps functions. But the technology is still in its infancy, and early results are mixed. The optimistic view is that by training the AI on libraries of clean and secure code, teaching it best practices, and exposing it to a company’s internal policies and frameworks, all of its code…

3 ways to fix old, unsafe code that lingers from open-source and legacy programs

3 ways to fix old, unsafe code that lingers from open-source and legacy programs

Nov 29, 2023
Code vulnerability is not only a risk of open-source code, with many legacy systems still in use — whether out of necessity or lack of visibility — the truth is that cybersecurity teams will inevitably need to address the problem.
Data loss prevention vendors tackle gen AI data risks

Data loss prevention vendors tackle gen AI data risks

Oct 31, 2023
Businesses are using DLP tools to help secure generative AI and reduce risks of ChatGPT and similar applications.
5 areas where zero trust can’t protect your organization

5 areas where zero trust can’t protect your organization

Sep 11, 2023
With growing adoption of zero trust, CISOs must look at all possible blind spots across the organization, be that unmonitored IoT devices or third-party systems, to ensure attackers can’t find a way in.

Latest Networking articles

AI-powered 6G wireless promises big changes

AI-powered 6G wireless promises big changes

Feb 12, 2024

The next evolution in wireless communication, 6G is expected to arrive in 2030, driven by ever-increasing demands for speed and bandwidth from the explosive growth in connected devices and AI. 6G (sixth-generation cellular) will deliver significant improvements in security, resilience, reliability, latency, connection density, traffic capacity, spectrum efficiency, and user data rates, compared to 5G. It is expected to be 50 times faster than 5G, with a top-end, theoretical speed of 1Tbps, compared…

Hot (and not hot) networking skills

Hot (and not hot) networking skills

Oct 10, 2023
Flexibility and willingness to learn are prized over specialization. SASE, SD-WAN and ZTNA skills are in demand.
VMware NSX+ centralizes cloud networking and security for multicloud environments

VMware NSX+ centralizes cloud networking and security for multicloud environments

Aug 22, 2023
VMware NSX+ is a new cloud-managed service that enables consistent network operations and centralized security policy creation and enforcement in multicloud environments.
VMware combines SASE and edge management in new orchestration platform, announces private 5G service

VMware combines SASE and edge management in new orchestration platform, announces private 5G service

Aug 22, 2023
News from the VMware Explore conference includes a unified management platform for VMware’s SASE and edge computing stack, along with a new managed private mobile networking service.
VMware, Nvidia team on enterprise-grade AI platform

VMware, Nvidia team on enterprise-grade AI platform

Aug 22, 2023
VMware Private AI Foundation with Nvidia will enable enterprises to customize models and run generative AI applications on their own infrastructure in their data centers, at the edge, and in their clouds.
Hybrid mesh firewall platforms gain interest as management challenges intensify

Hybrid mesh firewall platforms gain interest as management challenges intensify

Aug 15, 2023
Different types of firewalls, including hardware, virtual, cloud-native, and firewall as a service, can be deployed and managed from a central interface with a hybrid mesh firewall platform.

latest Awards

latest Appearances

older Awards and Appearances

Judge, 2019 CSO50 awards

Maria is one of the judges of the annual CSO50 awards, which recognize 50 organizations for their security project or initiative that demonstrates outstanding business value and thought leadership.

Judge, Epica Awards

Maria is a member of the jury of the 2018 Epica awards, the only global creative prize judged by journalists.

Jan. 2018: Maria Korolov talks with Sine Wave about “Succeeding As A Retailer In Immersive Worlds.” 

Dec. 2017: Speaker at Stereopsia conference in Brussels, Belgium. Topic was women in virtual reality. Click here for slides.

Dec. 2017: Speaker at OpenSimulator Community Conference. Topic was a statistical overview of OpenSim development. Click here for slides.

Apr. 2017: Profiled in Viar360’s Women of VR – 35 Ladies Who Are Killing It In Virtual Reality

Aug. 2016: Mentioned in Marie Claire’s Virtual Reality Has a Female Mafia—and They’re Looking for New Recruits

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May 2016: Interviewed by the BCC about how virtual reality will change our lives. Listen to the broadcast hereRead the transcript here.

Sep. 2015: Mentioned in Fortune’s Meet the women shaping our virtual future.

Latest Blog Posts

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…

Body language master list for writers

Dec 17, 2020
Body language master list for writers

“Show, don’t tell” is the first lesson of Fiction Writing 101, and one of the easiest and quickest fixes is to replace the emotional adverbs…

Resources for writers

Sep 7, 2020
Resources for writers

Our master list of best resources for writers of fantasy, horror and sci-fi. Writing advice sites Writer’s Knowledge Base:  Huge database of more than 40,000…

MetaStellar site soft launch

Aug 6, 2020
MetaStellar site soft launch

We’ve just started doing the initial design of the website for MetaStellar, our new magazine of speculative fiction. The magazine will officially launch on September…

14 Reasons to Use Google Docs to Write

Aug 3, 2020
14 Reasons to Use Google Docs to Write

I use Google Docs. Most writers use Microsoft Word, Scrivener, or Google Docs to write their novels, with a few other, lesser-known platforms thrown in.…

Writing Advice Sites

Aug 3, 2020
Writing Advice Sites

Our list of great sites for beginning speculative fiction writers. Writer’s Knowledge Base Huge database of more than 40,000 articles about writing. Always my favorite…