Stories by Maria Korolov

Attackers trading malware for privilege

Hackers will use malware, among other techniques, to break into enterprise systems but once they're in, they're likely to switch away from malware to abusing privileged accounts, according to a report released today by CyberArk Software, Ltd., an Israel-based vendor of security solutions for privileged accounts.

Maria Korolov | 20 Nov | Read more

Next year's DDOS attacks to come from Vietnam, India and Indonesia

Vietnam, India and Indonesia might not have the most advanced Internet infrastructure, but they do have a large number of insecure smartphones coming online, making them the big botnet sources for next year's distributed denial of service attacks, according to a report released today by Black Lotus Communications, a DDOS mitigation vendor.

Maria Korolov | 20 Nov | Read more

6 things we learned from this year's security breaches

According to the Open Security Foundation, three out of 10 of the all-time worst security breaches happened this year. That includes 173 million records from the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, 145 million records at Ebay, and 104 million records from the Korea Credit Bureau. And that's not counting the 1.2 billion user names and passwords reportedly stolen by Russian hackers, or the 220 million records recently discovered stolen from gaming sites in South Korea.

Maria Korolov | 04 Nov | Read more

Info sec industry still struggles to attract women

Even as women have made dramatic advances in medicine, law, and other fields, the proportion of women pursuing undergraduate degrees in the computer sciences has actually been dropping, from around 30 percent in 1990 to 18 percent in 2010, according to the latest data from the National Science Foundation. As a result, according to the Census Bureau, women accounted for just 27 percent of computer science professionals — down from 34 percent in 1990.

Maria Korolov | 25 Mar | Read more

Get your company started with Evernote for Business

If your staffers simply need a note-taking application, Evernote is an obvious choice--it's the 800-pound gorilla, having grown in five years to 50 million users. But the program also offers an eclectic assortment of productivity features, and this is where its utility in business environments is much less obvious.

Maria Korolov | 15 Mar | Read more

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