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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a freelance business and technology writer based in Western Massachusetts.

Can authentication deliver better citizen services?

Electronic security credentials could be used across agency applications if they were authenticated by a trusted party and based on a mobile phone or a driver's license -- items users are unlikely to lose or misplace.


Mobile devices: A better route to ID security

Advances in biometric authentication and smartphone technologies make the marriage of the two a strong platform for identity verification.


Protecting data wherever it lives

Most of today’s encryption efforts focus on data stored on servers because that is where the majority of big breaches take place.


The encryption challenge

The obstacles are daunting -- money, time, careless users, encryption-resistant legacy systems. But the risks are no less serious.