IT - Computer / Forensic

Microsoft and Google have been competing on almost every front, and both have made big strides in machine learning, cloud computing, and productivity software. In terms of communication solutions, the tech powerhouses are also neck and neck with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. These platforms share common calling and video conferencing features, but depending on your organization’s requirements, one may be more ideal for your company than the other. Calling features Microsoft Teams and Google Meet both offer enterprise-grade security, 1080p HD-quality video, and screen sharing capabilities, but there are some slight differences. In the free version of Microsoft Teams,…
GoDaddy employees were the target of a sophisticated (and successful) cyber attack… Again. GoDaddy is THE biggest domain registry across the globe.  In this scam, hackers were able to lure GoDaddy employees into transferring control and/or ownership of specific domains over to them, closely mimicking a ploy conducted in March, in which bad actors used … GoDaddy Employees Tricked ONCE AGAIN Read More » The post GoDaddy Employees Tricked ONCE AGAIN appeared first on Petronella Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics.…
It can be overwhelming to have several windows open to manage your company email, chats, and any cloud storage just to perform your daily tasks. Microsoft Teams helps streamline the basic necessities of office work to help you overcome the challenges of multitasking. The convenience of chat apps has enabled workers to cut time spent chatting with colleagues and spend more time doing their tasks. What’s more, work-related software is increasingly becoming more mobile- and user-friendly, with apps like Microsoft Teams bringing together several different platforms. Here’s how you can use that to your advantage: Use SharePoint to store and…
I’m not sure who exactly needs to hear this?  But for those in the back: Hackers.  Have.  No.  Shame. They not only give zero flips that there’s a deadly pandemic raging here in the US, but they are using the vulnerabilities created by virtual class- and boardrooms to their advantage… To extreme degrees. Just ask … Hackers Leave Top Law Partner Functionally Homeless Read More » The post Hackers Leave Top Law Partner Functionally Homeless appeared first on Petronella Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics.…
Businesses need to have an online presence, especially in a pandemic-ridden environment. Creating an online presence usually starts with building a website, but to access your website on the internet, you need to partner with a web host. This blog post breaks down the basics of what business owners need to know about web hosting. What is a web host? A web host sells or leases memory space on its servers so your website can have a virtual location on the internet. Their services include online storage for all of your site’s files and web pages. Many web hosts also…
No business ever gets very far without a steady stream of customers. They are your primary source of revenue, so taking care of your relationships with them must be your highest priority. To effectively foster customer relationships, your business should leverage customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Imagine buying a product, and it breaks the first time you use it. You contact customer support and describe the issue, only to be told to wait for another representative to call you back. You wait for hours, and still nobody calls. After sending an email to customer support, you finally get a call…
In “news-that-comes-as-a-surprise-to-absolutely-nobody-paying-attention-but-is-still-noteworthy,” Chris Krebs (who has been telling anyone that would listen for over a week now that he knows it’s only a matter of time before he is let go), respected Head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was fired last night around 7 p.m. via tweet… exactly two weeks to the … Chris Krebs, Respected Director of CISO, Fired via Tweet Read More » The post Chris Krebs, Respected Director of CISO, Fired via Tweet appeared first on Petronella Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics.…
In the modern workforce, managing passwords is tough. Most employees manage 85 different passwords, according to this year’s Annual Global Password Security Report by LastPass, and this presents a significant cybersecurity risk for businesses while also harming productivity and user experience. Most business leaders are aware that maintaining a robust password security posture is more important than ever, as cybercriminals continue to target small and mid-sized businesses (and their employees). However, the rise of cloud adoption also means that most users expect to have seamless access to multiple applications from anywhere and on any device, and 2020’s exponential increase in…
With the prevalence of cyberattacks on companies of all sizes these days, businesses cannot afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of their budget priorities. When it comes to cybersecurity, even small businesses should partner with a managed IT services provider (MSP). Here’s why it’s crucial to partner with an MSP that can implement robust cybersecurity solutions for your business. The numbers According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) survey, cyberattacks have increased dramatically. Here in the United States, 76% of companies were attacked in 2019, a significant leap from 55% in…
More and more healthcare organizations are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) for their IT needs. The outsourced technology support model lets hospitals and clinics focus on being healthcare providers rather than IT professionals learning on the fly. Here’s why partnering with MSPs is beneficial for healthcare providers: MSPs guarantee response times When it comes to providing healthcare services, constant uptime and availability can be a matter of life and death. Your IT support team shouldn’t be any different. Most MSPs guarantee maximum response times and support lines that are open 24 hours a day. If something breaks or you…