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What is gained from Cybersecurity and Physical Security Convergence?

It amazes me that I still sometimes hear people talking about cybersecurity (logical security) and physical security as if they're separate issues to address and manage. Today, in our connected world, that's not the case at all. Our digital world has produced a convergence of physical and logical security that brings value to how you protect your m...
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Can your business pass the data privacy test?

In addition to being Blueberry Pancake Day, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the United States. According to NCSA: "Data Privacy Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and d...
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Three Practices for Defending Against the Threat from Inside

Cybersecurity Insiders and Crowd Research Partners recently released their "Insider Threat 2018 Report." The report surveyed 472 cybersecurity professionals about their view and position on the threat posed by "insiders" – the employees and partners that have access to an organization's business operating systems and data. The report reminds us tha...
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Kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month with these nine tips for safer computing

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. A collaborative effort between government and industry, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) provides education, information and best practices for staying safe online to consumers, employees, parents and children.Basic tips and advice have been broken down into three key themes: Keep a...
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Cybersecurity Awareness Event to Offer Practical Tips on Identity Theft Protection for Individuals and Small Businesses

Local business owners and the general public are invited to a free Cybersecurity Awareness Event on August 17 at 6:30 PM in the Pembroke Office Park Building in Virginia Beach.Industry experts will explain – in layman's terms – why cybersecurity is more important than ever and what practical steps individuals can take to protect themselves from onl...
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WannaCry Ransomware Teaches Painful Lesson in Patch Management

​Irony. A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.When you think about it, isn't it ironic that we spend a great deal of money on expensive bags, covers and screen protectors to protect the OUTSIDE of our computer devices when the real threat comes from the INSIDE? There's n...
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For HIPAA controls, how O can you go?

There's devil in the details of the various controls organizations use to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We highlighted them all in a recent blog post if you want to read more. Broken out as administrative, operational or technical, HIPAA controls refer to the various proc...
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What providers really need to know about HIPAA Title II

The massive Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted by congress in 1996 is broken out into five different titles, with Title II being the one most heavily focused on security and privacy. Title II set, for the first time, key standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health...
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The devil in the HIPAA controls details

When it comes to meeting the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), there are many potential controls that health care providers can implement to protect themselves against threats that could compromise sensitive data, like patients' electronic personal health records (PHR).Getting a handle on the controls ...
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ZZ Servers Co-Founder to Speak at Refresh Savannah: Lightning Talks

​Safety first. It's an old adage that holds true whether you're holding scissors, handling a hot pan, crossing a busy street or securing your digital devices. ZZ Servers Co-Founder and Managing Partner David M. Zendzian will offer tips on how to keep your information safe at tech SAVannah's Refresh Savannah: Lightning Talk series in January.Zendzia...
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ZZ Servers Co-Founder Spoke at International Business Conference

​In an increasingly global world connected through digital platforms and social media, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Protecting proprietary and customer information is essential. But cybersecurity goes beyond firewalls and log monitoring. It also means employee education about how to protect the company from bad actors in the cyber wor...
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Hosting in a secure environment is necessary for all businesses

Hosting in a secure environment is necessary for all businesses
​In today's online-driven world, it's not a matter of if, but when a business will a victim of a cyber-attack.The threat of a data breach has become so imminent that an entirely branch of insurance products (cyber liability and privacy policies) have exist specifically to cover a business' liability in the event a hacker steals or exposes sensitive...
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The importance of physical security in protecting your cyber investments

​Data breaches have made plenty of headlines the past few years and it's widely known that companies such as Target and Home Depot and government organizations such as the Office of Personnel Management have been hacked.With these high-profile hacks of prominent companies and organizations comes plenty of information about cybersecurity. But what a...
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Critical needs for any business owner: Cyber liability insurance and secure website hosting

Critical needs for any business owner: Cyber liability insurance and secure website hosting
Cyber liability insurance has been around for 25 years and is a popular coverage, but we've found there's still plenty of people who don't know much about it.Or even why they might need it. A 2016 LexisNexis research report shows that this year compared to last year, every dollar of fraud cost merchants $2.40, up from $2.23 a year ago. The LexisNex...
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Building a secure infrastructure shouldn’t be this hard

For small business owners just starting out, or medium-sized companies growing at a rapid pace, the thought of having to create or improve your IT infrastructure can seem daunting. It may feel even more impossible when you begin to think about how to secure your IT network.But building a secure infrastructure isn't really as hard as you'd think. It...
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ZZ Servers Named Sponsor Of TiaraCon, Cybersecurity Conference

Chesapeake, VA — ZZ Servers is pleased to announce its sponsorship and support of TiaraCon, an inaugural two-day conference created to advance the careers of women in the cybersecurity profession. The free event for cybersecurity and Information Technology professionals will be held Aug. 4-5 in Las Vegas.Women account for 10 percent of the cyb...
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ZZ Servers Managing Partner David Zendzian volunteering at BSides Las Vegas while attending DEF CON

​Chesapeake, VA — One thing that remains true about the cybersecurity industry is that it changes as new threats emerge and technologies to combat hackers constantly evolve. This month, as part of an ongoing dedication to continuing education and collaboration amongst the world's top engineers, ZZ Servers Managing Partner David Zendzian is att...
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ZZ Servers adds two technical support engineers to augment its customer service focus

​ZZ Servers expanded its IT service and security team with the addition of two technical support engineers focused on servicing existing customers.Ashdon Bruner and Ben Derwent both started work at ZZ Servers earlier this month. ZZ Servers Managing Partner Peter Zendzian called the addition of Bruner and Derwent an affirmation of the company's comm...
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Trends in Cybersecurity 2016

Trends in Cybersecurity 2016
Setting New Year's Resolutions is great, but when it comes to cybersecurity, you can't set new goals once a year. Why? Because new threats pop up seemingly every day, regulations get updated and new trends emerge.As the days tick by and we officially begin summer, business owners and Chief Information Officers at companies around the country are ta...
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Understanding the human factor in cybersecurity

Understanding the human factor in cybersecurity
The Titanic was "unsinkable," they said. No one envisioned the collapse of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center. Yet, both structures had been built with exact precision, every detail meticulously planned. What left these behemoths with vulnerable weak points? Humans. What does this have to do with cybersecurity? A lot, actually. We talk a lot...
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