Latest Appearances

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, 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

Red Hat seeks to be the platform for enterprise AI

Red Hat seeks to be the platform for enterprise AI

May 17, 2024

Red Hat went all-in on generative AI at its annual summit last week, offering a wide range of tools for operational and development teams to help them build and deploy generative AI systems. That includes tools for creating and managing a model garden, training and fine-tuning models, building applications, and deploying generative AI at scale in a hybrid architecture. Red Hat did not release its own generative AI foundation model…

Red Hat introduces ‘policy as code’ for Ansible

Red Hat introduces ‘policy as code’ for Ansible

May 7, 2024
New ‘policy as code’ capability for the Red Hat Ansible automation platform is aimed at reducing human error and the cost of implementing compliance directives.
AI governance and cybersecurity certifications: Are they worth it?

AI governance and cybersecurity certifications: Are they worth it?

May 6, 2024
Organizations have started to launch AI certifications in governance and cybersecurity but given how immature the space is and how fast it’s changing, are these certifications worth pursuing?
How CIOs align with CFOs to build RevOps

How CIOs align with CFOs to build RevOps

Apr 24, 2024
Generative AI continues to blur the lines between IT and business, demanding a new breed of CIOs. So forward-thinking tech execs are upskilling in finance and building cross-functional relationships to bolster AI-driven revenue operations and corporate transformations.

Latest quantum computing articles

Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World

Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World

Jun 7, 2023

Experts agree that future quantum computers will break most current encryption when they become sufficiently powerful. The code to do this – Shor’s algorithm – has already been written. It just needs a powerful enough quantum computer to run on. According to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a suitable quantum computer will be available by 2030. The CSA created a quantum-safe security working group in March 2023 and even has…

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What is Quantum Computing and What Does It Have to Do with Encryption?

Oct 21, 2022
Data center cybersecurity managers need to start planning now for when quantum computing breaks current encryption standards.
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Managing Encryption for Data Centers Is Hard. And It Will Get Harder

Feb 16, 2021
DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE–With multi-cloud already here and quantum computing on the horizon, most should probably leave encryption to the experts.
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Quantum Teleportation Makes Progress, But Toward What?

Feb 2, 2021
DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE–What could scientists’ recent success in teleporting quantum states mean for data centers of the future?

Latest Cybersecurity articles

The state of ransomware: Faster, smarter, and meaner

The state of ransomware: Faster, smarter, and meaner

Mar 25, 2024

Ransomware payments hit $1.1 billion in 2023, a record high and twice what they were in 2022. The frequency, scope and volume of attacks were all up, as was the number of independent groups conducting the attacks, according to a report by Chainalysis. “We’re tracking dozens more groups than we used to,” Chris Morgan, senior cyber threat intelligence analyst at ReliaQuest, tells CSO. “And a lot of these groups are taking…

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.
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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.
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VMware Cloud gains faster ransomware recovery, expanded management capabilities

Aug 22, 2023
Among the announcements at the VMware Explore conference is a new IBM-managed service based on VMware Cloud editions.

Latest Networking 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…

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.
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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.
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Flight to cloud drives IaaS networking adoption

Aug 1, 2023
Demand for cloud connects/interconnects is rising as enterprises commit to multicloud and SaaS application environments, and that’s driving greater interest in IaaS cloud networking services, says IDC.
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Gartner: SSE landscape shifts as vendors add more security services

Jul 12, 2023
Vendors are stacking their security service edge (SSE) suites with even more security functions, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant.
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5G network slices could be vulnerable to attack, researchers say

May 22, 2023
Configuration errors and device vulnerabilities could allow attackers to move laterally across 5G network slices.

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

Do I quote vendors in articles?

Jun 4, 2020
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(Image courtesy Geralt via Pixabay.) This question has been coming up a lot lately, and there’s a whole speech I give…

Online Filemaker alternatives: Coda, Zoho, AppSheet, AppGyver, and more

Apr 1, 2020
Online Filemaker alternatives: Coda, Zoho, AppSheet, AppGyver, and more

UPDATE FEB. 2021: Lately, I’ve been testing out a new online collaboration tool called Notion. The basic plan, which includes sharing with up to five…

My writing groups meet on Zoom

Mar 25, 2020
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New update, June 18: I’ve started a new virtual Zoom-based MeetUp group for speculative fiction writers. If you write science fiction, fantasy or horror, check…

Otter.AI just announced a great free deal on its transcription

Mar 25, 2020
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(Image courtesy Otter.AI.) Another tool useful for writers that I’ve talked about this one in writers’ meetings before is Otter.AI. It…

The tech journalist starter kit

Oct 23, 2019
The tech journalist starter kit

Filming IDG Tech Talk in September of 2019. A friend of a friend just called me, asking for advice on how…

The Lost King of Krim hits multiple Amazon category bestseller lists

Sep 6, 2019
The Lost King of Krim hits multiple Amazon category bestseller lists

The Lost King of Krim was #10 on Amazon’s Two-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads best seller list on September…