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.

Latest AI articles

The essential check list for effective data democratization

The essential check list for effective data democratization

Jan 20, 2023

Truly data-driven companies see significantly better business outcomes than those that aren’t. According to a recent IDC whitepaper, leaders saw on average two and a half times better results than other organizations in many business metrics. In particular, companies that were leaders at using data and analytics had three times higher improvement in revenues, were nearly three times more likely to report shorter times to market for new products and services,…

Why It Will Be a While Before AI Is Managing Your Data Center

Why It Will Be a While Before AI Is Managing Your Data Center

Dec 7, 2020
DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE–While hyperscalers already use AI to improve operations, most other data centers aren’t integrated enough to make it work.
Remote Data Center Management Tools Must Learn to Play Together

Remote Data Center Management Tools Must Learn to Play Together

Dec 2, 2020
DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE–The missing piece is preventing truly holistic, intelligent infrastructure management from emerging.
Remote Data Center Management Investments Pay Off in the Pandemic

Remote Data Center Management Investments Pay Off in the Pandemic

Dec 1, 2020
DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE–Those who hesitated to use the technology before now have a clear picture of its value.

Latest quantum computing articles

Latest Cybersecurity articles

How to Secure Digital Twin Technology in Your Data Center

How to Secure Digital Twin Technology in Your Data Center

Oct 27, 2022

A compelling use case in the data center industry for digital twins is the inspection and maintenance of high-risk electrical equipment. But a digital twin also multiplies any underlying security problems in a data center’s operational technology, provides attackers with a new avenue for attack, and can also give attackers unprecedented access into a data center’s operations. A compelling use case in the data center industry for digital twins is the inspection and maintenance of high-risk electrical…

What is a managed service provider? Strategic outsourcing for IT services explained

What is a managed service provider? Strategic outsourcing for IT services explained

Aug 12, 2021
CIO–MSPs are increasingly being turned to as strategic outsourcing partners that remotely manage or delivery IT services, thanks to talent and technologies most enterprises lack.
Ransomware recovery: 8 steps to successfully restore from backup

Ransomware recovery: 8 steps to successfully restore from backup

Aug 12, 2021
The best way to recover from a ransomware attack is to have a reliable and fast backup process. Here’s how to do it.
Why CISA’s China Cyberattack Playbook Is Worthy of Your Attention

Why CISA’s China Cyberattack Playbook Is Worthy of Your Attention

Jul 27, 2021
The advisory outlines the tactics, techniques, and procedures China’s state-sponsored cybercriminals use to breach networks.

Latest Networking articles

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

Mar 23, 2022

Exacerbated by the pandemic, the chip shortage neared crisis proportions at the start of the year. Network vendors calculated the impact on their businesses in recent earnings reports: Cisco’s current product backlog is at nearly $14 billion, Juniper reported a backlog of $1.8 billion, and Arista said that lead times on sales are 50 to 70 weeks. Then Russia invaded Ukraine, putting even more stress on the global supply chain. Ukraine manufactures 70%…

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.

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?

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

How to get started as a foreign correspondent

May 3, 2002
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Looking for outlets to send you abroad is actually the *last* step of a going-overseas process.The first thing is, you need to ask yourself a…

How to get into freelancing

Mar 2, 2002
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I’ve been a freelancer for most of the past ten years, and have also edited the work of many freelancers in various editing jobs. Read…