Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Protect the Internet

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

There is an increasing trend in the development of new technologies that will have a significant impact on the way we live, work and communicate. The internet has become the primary means of communication between people and businesses, and this trend is only set to continue as more and more people get online. With the […]

Android Spy Apps

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

As mobile devices grow more advanced, more and more of the tasks that used to require a computer can be handled with a few taps in the right app. With a smartphone in hand, you can conduct your banking, check into your work network, log in to see the results of a medical test, and […]

Daxin Backdoor Tied to Chinese Threat Actor

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

As if Russian cyber threats weren’t enough, this week opened with a reminder that we can’t turn our backs on the danger from Chinese hackers. Threat hunting researchers raised the global alarm Monday on a highly sophisticated piece of malware being used by China-linked threat actors. The malware, known as Daxin, appears to be part […]

Vulnerability Scans, Penetration Tests, and NIST 800-171

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

For contractors working in supply chains tied to government contracts, the work they do for the federal government, the Department of Defense, or other government agencies comes with the expectation that information they’re entrusted with will be protected to clearly defined standards. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171, first published in […]

Banks Beware: The Risk of Russian Cyber Attacks

Monday, February 28th, 2022

The escalation of sanctions against Russia in the wake of their invasion of Ukraine has experts sounding the alarm: Russian cyber attacks against public and private targets in the US could be next. Though earlier this week Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured US organizations that there was no “specific credible cyber threat” […]

Petronella Featured on Channel 5 WRAL

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

See our latest feature on Channel 5 WRAL, Raleigh’s best local news station. A new report reveals a record amount of data breaches were reported in North Carolina last year. One local cyber security expert urges consumers to be protective of their private data. Watch our news feature here:

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]