Cisco DevNet certifications explained

Cisco DevNet certifications explained

Aug 22, 2022

The enterprise network is undergoing a fundamental transition from manual to automated, from hardware to software-defined, from tightly controlled to sprawling…

Latest Appearances

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.
InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp

InformaTech’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Oct 23, 2019
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

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA

Sep 6, 2019
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.

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 or editor.

Latest AI articles

A New Strategy to Address the AI Talent Shortage

A New Strategy to Address the AI Talent Shortage

Aug 22, 2022

According to IBM’s 2022 Global AI Adoption Index, a survey of over 7,500 IT leaders, AI adoption has hit an all-time high. Worldwide, AI adoption currently stands at 35% with another 42% considering some form of implementation. However the single biggest barrier to AI adoption, the survey showed, was the lack of available AI talent. This skills deficit ranked ahead of cost factors, integration challenges, data complexity, and all other obstacles to adoption. As a result, forward-thinking companies are seeing innovative solutions to close the…

Data lakehouses give enterprises analytics edge

Data lakehouses give enterprises analytics edge

Jul 11, 2022
Blending the structure of data warehouses and the flexibility of data lakes, data lakehouses are proving to be versatile tools for making the most of any data you want to collect.
Computer vision is primed for business value

Computer vision is primed for business value

Jun 23, 2022
Companies across a range of industries are deploying image- and video-based artificial intelligence to improve and optimize key business processes and products.
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.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

AI in cybersecurity: Raising the stakes for enterprise defense

AI in cybersecurity: Raising the stakes for enterprise defense

Aug 11, 2022

Artificial intelligence is supercharging the cyberwarfare between attackers and victims. Enterprises, governments and other organizations now have access to more powerful weapons in their defensive arsenal with AI – but so do malevolent hackers. Today’s cybersecurity experts are being overwhelmed by the volume, speed and complexity of cyberattacks. These machine-speed attacks can only be countered with machine-speed defenses through AI/ML. This report examines the ways enterprises can use AI to enhance cybersecurity throughout their organizations as well as reveal the methods malevolent actors are using to breach networks using AI. Experts say signs are emerging that an all-out cyber war…

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

Early adopters embrace private 5G

Early adopters embrace private 5G

Aug 8, 2022

The appeal of private 5G is driving companies to explore ways to improve the performance, scalability and flexibility of their mobile networks. Enterprise deployment of the technology has been slow due to the pandemic and an immature device ecosystem, but that’s not stopping early adopters. To help get started, they’re turning to service providers, which can include telcos, private wireless vendors, hardware vendors, systems integrators, and major cloud players. Here’s a look at how three private-5G deployments were rolled out. Sports arena amps up visitor experience with private 5G The Wells Fargo Center recently rolled out 5G, using Comcast Business to help…

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 Appearances

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA

IDG Tech Talk: CCPA

Sep 6, 2019
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 Awards

2020 National Gold Award Winner, ASBPE Awards of Excellence

Maria Korolov’s Network World article, Private 5G keeps Whirlpool driverless vehicles rolling, received top national honors.

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.

2018 New England AZBEE award winner

In April 2018, Maria received the Silver Impact/Investigative award at the New England ASBPE Awards of Excellence for the article “What is a supply chain attack?

Jan. 2018: Guest on Sine Wave’s Delphi Talks, speaking about marketing in immersive environments.

2018 New England AZBEE award winner

In April 2018, Maria received the Silver Impact/Investigative award at the New England ASBPE Awards of Excellence for the article “What is a supply chain attack?

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

BBC Image

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 — use professional designers for their book covers.  But they tend to spend between $100…

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 and adjectives with some body language. For example, instead of “He said, sadly,” you could…

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 articles about writing. Always my favorite place to start to research any writing problem (other…

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 1. It will pay authors of new, previously unpublished short fiction 8 cents per word…

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. I also use other platforms, including Word and Filemaker — but I like Google Docs…

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 place to start to research any writing problem (other than Google, of course). These are…