Archive for 2021

Apache Log4j Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Do you know what a logging library is? What you don’t know could hurt your organization—severely. On Thursday, December 9, a critical zero-day vulnerability affecting many versions of Apache’s Log4j 2 Java logging library was publicly announced. Since then, hackers have been busily scanning the internet for instances of Log4j vulnerable to the flaw, called […]

Cyber Attacks and the Risk of Bank Failures

Monday, December 13th, 2021

By: Craig Petronella, Founder of USA Best Cybersecurity Solutions, HQ in Raleigh, North Carolina In the 21st century, banking and other financial transactions have joined the long list of activities that are powered by computers. We pay bills online, make purchases with credit cards, and move and invest our money on the web. This convenience and […]

CMMC 2.0

Friday, November 26th, 2021

What DoD Contractors Need To Do While Waiting for CMMC updates The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment recently issued a long-awaited overhaul to its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The DoD introduced CMMC 2.0, which streamlines the CMMC program via a significant set of […]

Cyber Attack: GoDaddy Hacked

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

In 2021, the hacker hits keep coming! Look out for upcoming information on forecasted trends in 2022 soon. With headlines awash in reports of bigger and more alarming hacking activity month after month, the latest comes from major domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy, which announced on Monday that it had discovered a data breach on November 17.   GoDaddy’s November 22 […]

Neiman Marcus Data Breach 

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

It’s not your imagination—the number of significant data breaches and cyberattacks is on the rise. Among the latest prominent victims is Dallas-based retailer Neiman Marcus, who recently notified 4.6 million customers that information associated with their online accounts may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party in May 2020. [i]  In addition to notifying customers, the […]

Crypto Guide: Understanding Cryptocurrency Wallets

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Cryptocurrency has long been of interest to investors looking for the latest opportunity to diversify their portfolios. Unlike stocks and bonds, cryptocurrency can’t be purchased through a traditional brokerage account, meaning that it has to be bought on a cryptocurrency exchange such as Coinbase. For investors just dipping their toes into the market, keeping their […]

Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp Disruption Survey

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Are You Ready to be Hacked?

Monday, September 27th, 2021

How will your company fare when it gets hacked? A penetration test will help you find your weaknesses then plan and strategize for what to do when you inevitably fall into the cyber-crosshairs of a cybercriminal? Don’t think it could happen to you? That’s what everyone else, big company or small business, thinks, too. Don’t […]

Petronella Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner by UpCity!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust. The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend them to the more than 1.5 million businesses that visit their site.  Each year, […]

Get Cybersecurity Right

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

A lot of businesses get cybercrime prevention wrong, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With Petronella Technology Group’s Cybersecurity experts, you get unparalleled expertise in the field of cybersecurity. Learn more at

Cybersecurity Tips: Typical Indicators of System Infiltration

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Precursor warnings can only go so far when it comes to prevention of possible forthcoming attacks. While staying up to date on vendor advisories, intelligence sources, and security blogs are certainly important, it comes as too little too late for some victims. According to FireEye’s “M-Trends 2018” report, the global median dwell time between infiltration […]

100 Meals for Wake Med’s COVID Staff

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Petronella Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics is proud to have donated 100 meals to the COVID medical staff at Wake Med to give back, thank them for all they do and brighten their day!

Free tools to take your digital transformation from 0 to 100

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Going all-in on digital transformation is a low-risk, high-reward move that helps companies meet disruption with adaptation. These tools are designed to fast-track your digital transformation and start a controlled revolution. Get the tools FREE here!

Exceed Regulatory Security Requirements

Monday, September 13th, 2021

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Safety from Cybersecurity Liability

Monday, September 13th, 2021

As a company, would you be more likely to implement cybersecurity measures if it meant safety from liability? Representative John Kato of New York plans to introduce just such a bill in the coming days in order to incentivize companies to proactively protect themselves from cyberattacks. Would the idea of being protected from liability due […]

Don’t Want to Get Hacked? Five Tips to Keep You Cyber-safe

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Not a day goes by when you don’t hear about a new hack. Here are five tips to keep you cyber-safe. If an email seems suspicious in any way, don’t click links or open attachments. Use two-factor authentication. This can stop most hackers because they need more than your password to get into your account. […]

What Does Petronella Tech Do?

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Cybersecurity IT support HIPAA compliance CMMC Digital marketing What else do you need? Talk to our experts!

38 Million Records Exposed in Microsoft Leak

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Microsoft has announced that a leak of data from its Power Apps portals has exposed the personal details of 38 million users, including names, email addresses, Social Security information, phone numbers, and even Covid vaccination statuses. The software is used by organizations from school systems to corporations like Ford and American Airlines. For their part, […]

Your NIST Questions Answered

Monday, September 13th, 2021

What is the National Institute of Standards and Technology? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the federal agency that develops and promotes globally-recognized measurement standards. NIST advises the U.S. Government on technical matters, develops and deploys measurement tools, tests materials to develop national standards, provides technical support to U.S. industries, and participates […]

DFARS Compliance with Petronella Tech

Monday, September 13th, 2021

DFARS regulations can really put a cramp in your business. Even though the government more than likely means well and just wants to protect your clients’ data, they sure don’t go out of their way to make the regulations easy to understand or implement. Lucky for you, we here at Petronella Technology Group (PTG) understand what your business […]