Petronella Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Craig Petronella is the founder of Petronella Technology Group, Inc. (PTG) an internationally trusted IT cybersecurity and compliance consulting group with over 30 years’ experience helping federal contractors and businesses with cybersecurity and compliance regulations, and who’s patented 22-layer systems cover your People, Processes and Technology.

Craig is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author of many books, including “The Ultimate Guide To CMMC”, founder of the podcast Cybersecurity and Compliance with Craig Petronella - CMMC, NIST, DFARS, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO27001 and is an MIT Certified Professional in AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Compliance.

Almost all of Craig's clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising, and he is well-known and highly-regarded in professional circles throughout the US, after serving as compliance consultant and conducting onsite risk assessments for over 500 medical practices, hospitals, and business associates across the country.

Continuity of your business operations starts with cybersafety.

PTG provides Cybersecurity & Compliance Consulting Services, including:

Remediation Consulting
Security Risk Assessments
Penetration Testing
Digital Forensics
Incident Response
Secure Hosting
Virtual Desktops
Managed Cybersecurity
Platinum Certified Sharpspring Marketing Automation Agency

We help defense contractors, medical practices, law firms and various businesses that are regulation comply with ANY regulation, including:

NIST 800-53 & 171
All ISO & SOC levels
& Many More...

We serve customers across all sectors in public & private organizations. We understand that each industry and organization has unique IT challenges and our expertise enables us to help you navigate the regulatory mandates and customize a solution tailored to your needs.

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Craig Petronella, IT Cybersecurity and Compliance Expert with DFARS, CMMC, NIST, HIPAA, founder and CEO of, and interviews Hema Dey, founder of Iffel International. Her expertise is in sales strategy applying marketing techniques that are customized for a specific business.  She has traveled the world, and has a team of people through a virtual concept to bring clients both in the USA and Internationally, outstanding solutions in internet marketing, website…
DO YOU WANT TO GET HACKED? This is NOT a drill! In a huge week for Hackers’ News, this is still huge.  On Monday it was announced that BILLIONS of passwords and other sensitive information was leaked on the dark web via a 100GB text file almost 8-and-a-half billion passwords. It’s being called “RockYou2020.” <font face=”Sarcasm”>Cute.</font> While it’s likely that this is a massive conglomeration of stolen credentials throughout the decades, it is still, well……
In Hackers’ News that NOBODY expected, hacked pipeline giant, Colonial Pipeline, might be getting back a good portion of the almost $5 million ransom they paid last month to the Russian cyberterrorist group, DarkSide. Turns out that notifying the FBI early on in the matter might just have been the right step to take, as US investigators were able to recover millions in bitcoins. Not much is currently known, but one thing is for sure……
Remember simpler times when our biggest concern was being “juice jack” hacked at a public charging station, rather than worrying about whether we could leave our home or not without catching the plague?  In case you were too busy enjoying maskless merry-making to remember the craze from a couple of years ago, “juice jacking,” in hackers news, was when you would plug your phone into a public charging station and your data would get hacked…
Easy to remember passwords like the name of a family member, a pet, or your favorite team should be a thing of the past at your firm. If you are relying on remembering passwords by writing them in a book or on a sticky note, this is called bad password hygiene and it is child’s play for a hacker to get into your system. Good password hygiene typically relies on password policy, such as is…
If this isn’t a cautionary tale about the importance of cybersecurity, then we aren’t sure what is. It was reported that Colonial Pipeline, who was the victim of DarkSide, a new-ish Russian ransomware group, paid the $5 million dollar ransom on Friday, the day before they shut down their 5,500-mile pipeline.  Paying a ransom, while not illegal, is generally recommended against by the FBI because paying the ransom just encourages the groups to target more…
Craig Petronella, IT Cybersecurity and Compliance Expert with DFARS, CMMC, NIST, HIPAA, founder and CEO of, and discusses cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, BTC, and altcoins such as Ethereum, ETH, Cardano, ADA, EOS, Siacoin, SC with BJ, Blake and Erin. Learn about cold wallet technologies, essential cybersecurity hygiene requirements to keep your cryptocurrencies secure and more! Please note that this is NOT financial advice. All information contained is strictly opinions. You assume…
Craig Petronella, IT Cybersecurity and Compliance Expert with DFARS, CMMC, NIST, HIPAA, founder and CEO of, and interviews Jason Ciment, CEO of a digital marketing agency called Get Visible Jason helps you get positioned as the #1 go-to authority in your industry in under 12 months. Dominate your competition without networking or burning money on bad PPC ads and misguided SEO & social media marketing strategies. Learn about SEO, PPC, Marketing…
Making the transition to ERP – Easier and more affordable than you think! Craig Petronella, founder and CEO of, Petronella Cybersecurity and interviews Len Reo of The Attivo Group. They discuss the importance of ERP systems and how to get a “single pane of glass” financial solution in place for your business. It’s easier and more affordable than you think and the value it provides to your business is immense!…
On February 16, Elon Musk announced that his electric car company, Tesla, would soon be allowing customers to buy their cars with Bitcoin. Up until now, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency has been mostly used as an investment product rather than a form of payment. Tesla’s move could change that. Here’s why Musk wants you to buy a Model 3 S X or Y with Bitcoin. Tesla has invested $ 1.5 billion in bitcoin. The company…