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Five must-haves in any disaster recovery plan

In January the United States saw some of the coldest temperatures on record, an earthquake outside of San Francisco, and mudslides in California. Those Mother Nature events probably didn't affect anyone's computer up time, but they could have. Cold temps produce ice which can break trees and cause damage to equipment; earthquakes can topple buildin...
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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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Springtime for hackers

​With blooming flowers, chirping birds and warming temperatures, spring finally arrived in April. But it seems the wonders of nature aren't the only thing that spring brought us. We're also getting fresh reports of hackers who are up to no good.And I'm not talking about Netflix having their shows stolen, held for ransom and released online. While t...
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Security in the Cloud: It’s Easier Than You Think

The shift in recent years to cloud computing has put seemingly unlimited computing and data storage capacity at the fingertips of the masses – from the smallest businesses to the largest corporations. Increasingly, there's often little thought put into uploading that next batch of files to the cloud or spinning up that new virtual server, as the bi...
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Who enforces PCI compliance?

As credit card data becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, industry standards have worked to strengthen business security practices to better ensure the privacy and safety of customer data.Credit card vendors American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB international, MasterCard and Visa formed the PCI (Payment Card Industry) Secur...
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Understanding PCI Compliance vs SSL Certificate

Bar none, securing consumer credit card data is essential to doing business in 2017. And the information security industry is meeting the demand. But as security solutions evolve in scope and scale, it's important to understand the various components so you're confident (and educated) in how to properly secure your customer data.One of the elements...
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Why PCI Compliance is Important to Your Business

For small merchants Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards can seem like a rule that only the big boys of business have to follow. But the consequences of failing to achieve and maintain PCI compliance apply to businesses of all sizes. The thing to remember about PCI rules is that they apply to every merchant that accepts credit cards. A recent inci...
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PCI Glossary of Terms: Frequently Used Terms for PCI Compliance

The world of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) is a fairly new industry requirement in the rapidly evolving world of online credit card transactions. With the first draft of standards coming on the scene in 2004, the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) has since released seven updates aimed at encouraging merchants to keep up...
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Common IT Questions from PCI to Password Resets

​Providing business and enterprise level hosted environments is a 24/7/365 job. No question is too small and no problem is too big. Whether you are a company with 10 employees operating through a shared server or your business has hundreds of employees and thousands of servers, ZZ Servers' job is to make sure businesses operating within our network...
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ZZ Servers Co-Founder Embraces Inner Geek At Geekend

Merriam-Webster defines a geek as a "person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity."ZZ Servers Co-Founder and Managing Partner David Zendzian fits that description perfectly. So it makes sense that one of the Z's in ZZ Servers embraced his inner geek earlier this month at the annual Geekend conference in Sava...
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