ZZ Servers sponsors fourth annual BSides Charleston conference

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hacking web apps, exploiting mass emergency notification systems, software vulnerability and the state of information security today – sounds ominous, right? It isn’t. Those are just some of the topics that were explored earlier this month during a gathering of information security professionals at the fourth annual BSides Charleston conference at the …

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The Benefits Of Driving A 1964 Volkswagen Van

In my office I build and work with the latest technologies. My company, ZZ Servers, builds and maintains business infrastructures with security as the primary focus. We work to keep systems online while providing the most secure environment possible for businesses to conduct their work and for individuals to keep their data private. I firmly …

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Managing Partner, David M. Zendzian, to give presentation on SSL/TLS protocol, security and configuration issues

Managing Partner, David M. Zendzian, will be giving a short presentation on SSL/TLS protocol, security and configuration issues on Brighttalk tomorrow at 12 EST. SSL is a well designed protocol to ensure communications between two points are secured and that 3rd parties are not able to view the protected communications. As such many applications have …

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ZZ Servers Managing Partner to speak at #Shmoocon #Firetalks

ZZ Servers Managing Partner, David M. Zendzian (@dmz006) will be presenting How Do You Know Your Colo Isn’t “Inside” Your Cabinet, A Simple Alarm Using Teensy” which is based on a prior blog post. Shmoocon Firetalks are hosted by the NOVAHackers  Who: ShmooCon/NovaInfosecPortal.com What: ShmooCon 2012 FireTalks When: 1/27 to 1/28/2011 Where: Washington Hilton Hotel (1919 Connecticut …

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Server cabinet door alarm

The first step in securing servers is to ensure that they are physically as secure as possible and and then monitored for unauthorized access  Many times when setting up servers in a small office or co-location facility many people have their systems in a locking cabinet within a moderately secured physical building.  However a determined attacker can …

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Managing Partner speaking to College of Charleston Computer Science / ACM

David Zendzian, Managing Partner with ZZ Servers, will be speaking with Computer Science students from the College of Charleston today January 17, 2012 on general security best practices, OWASP and what future employers will expect their IT & Programming staff have knowledge of. David will be speaking at the weekly ACM meeting on the College …

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Make sure your host knows what PCI is! Your web hosting company doesn’t!

I recently discussed with a potential customer why they should work with ZZ Servers instead of one of the now hundreds of other hosting providers offering PCI “compliant” hosting services. After spending the last five years doing PCI Level 1 validations I have run into many areas where hosting providers do not get PCI and …

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PCI Compliance and Receiving Credit Card Payments by Fax

The low cost of web and email based fax delivery services may seem like a good way to save your business money but not if you receive credit card payments by fax. This would fall under the Payment Card Industry standard section 4 that requires transmission of cardholder data across open-public networks to be encrypted …

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Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act and Web Hosting

“HIPAA” is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (August 21), Public Law 104-191, which amended the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986. Also known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Act, the Act includes a section, Title II, entitled Administrative Simplification, requiring: More specifically, HIPAA called upon the Department of Health and …

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