Multi-Factor Authentication Now Required to Get a Cyber Insurance Policy

March 31st, 2022

With ransomware and malware attacks getting more frequent and sophisticated year after year, more businesses are waking up to the reality that it isn’t a matter of if their company is going to be hit, but when. By 2025, global cybercrime is estimated to cost over $10.5 trillion annually, and your organization could be one […]

Android Spy Apps

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

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

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

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” […]

Russian Cyberwar: How Prepared is YOUR Business?

February 24th, 2022

The growing crisis between Ukraine and Russia may seem a world away for most US businesses, but government agencies caution that cyber threats may be closer than you think. On Tuesday, February 22, just moments after President Biden announced new sanctions on Russian banks and elites in response to Putin’s decision to send troops to […]

Football Hack

February 15th, 2022

As the Superbowl came to a close this weekend, a new football story emerged. It’s been confirmed by the San Francisco 49’ers that the organization was hit with ransomware.   Some of the team’s financials have been posted online by the hacker group “BlackByte,” though it hasn’t yet been made public what the demands of the […]

Cryptocurrency Security

February 10th, 2022

Cryptocurrency’s growth in popularity is now (finally!) being matched by its growth in accessibility. Until recently, those looking to buy, sell, or trade cryptocurrency would have to go through the tedious process of getting set up on a cryptocurrency exchange; a process so unexpectedly cumbersome that it deterred many would-be investors. Today, however, familiar money […]

Petronella Featured on Channel 5 WRAL

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:

Beware of the Backdoor Pathway

January 25th, 2022

As if there isn’t enough news of crisis in the Cyberworld, such as nation-state threats and career criminals using malware automations, now your problem could be safely incubating inside your own fence. Specifically, a WordPress backdoor that leads to the front door of your business where all the keys hang.  Introducing CVE-2021-24867. The trouble centers […]

Apache Log4j Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered

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

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

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

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 

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

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

October 6th, 2021

Are You Ready to be Hacked?

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!

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

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