Proactive smart cloud security, not just reactive damage control

12/12/2019

Take a look at this video so you can evaluate your business security posture. It’s very important to make sure you have adequate and up to date security to protect your information and your customers information. The cost of a breach is too great.

For most small and medium businesses the cost of a breach or non compliance is not just the loss of money, but the loss of the entire business. Most SMB’s go out of business in just 6 short months after a breach.

Don’t let that happen to you! We can provide answers to your Security and Compliance questions. In fact, it could be the best choice you make this year. We’re always available to talk… 732-845-5288 or info@zlhent.com.

Times Have Changed And We All Need To Start Thinking About Security and Compliance

By Zina Hassel, ZLH Enterprises & ASCII Member

MSP Insights; November 21, 2019

Many companies diligently pursue achieving compliance and believe that their information systems are secure. Unfortunately, this isn’t usually the case. Just making certain that compliance initiatives are in place does not guarantee an optimum security posture. The face and tactics of cybercriminals evolve daily creating an environment requiring continuous monitoring. A safe assumption is…cybercriminals will breach every company, and the question is “how quickly can you stop it?”.

Security and privacy are critical to our businesses and our nation. As an industry, we have responded rapidly, learning and creating solution alternatives from each incident. The biggest problem is that most companies don’t understand the urgency of the problem and we haven’t helped by speaking in a “foreign” language that only industry professionals understand! So, let’s take the first step on behalf of our clients and start with a collection of terminology that has evolved over the last 10 years and make sure everyone understands what they need to do and why.

What’s The Difference Between Security And Compliance?

While there are some overlaps between security and compliance, genuine cybersecurity is much more than compliance.

3 Women in Tech Recognized at ACW Connect Live! Washington DC., September 9th, at Channel Partners Evolution

Washington D.C., September 10, 2019 – Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female leaders in the technology channel, announced the winner of the 2019 LEAD Awards.


Three women in tech were honored at a ceremony during the Alliance of Channel Women ACWConnect Live! Networking Event, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., September 9, in Washington D.C. during Channel Partners Evolution.

The 2019 LEAD Award winners, in alphabetical order by last name, include:
• Ciera Broberg
, Vice President of Partner Support, Telarus
• Marcia Dempster
, Cloud Platform Executive, CDW
Zina Hassel, President, ZLH Enterprises

ZLH Enterprises Celebrates Winning Bronze Stevie® Award for Woman of the Year in Business Service Industries

Manalapan, NJ., May 6, 2019 — Zina L. Hassel, CEO, and founder of ZLH Enterprises, a white glove, concierge technology consultancy, was honored by The 17th Annual American Business Awards® and received a Bronze Stevie®Award in the prestigious Woman of the Year category for the Business Services Industries.

Zina L. Hassel, CEO, and Founder of ZLH Enterprises

The American Business Awards are the premier business awards program in the United States. All organizations operating in the US are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

“This has been an exciting year of transformation for our team as we expanded our reach into evolving levels of technology and accelerated the growth of our business without sacrificing the high standards of customer service delivered to our clients,” said Zina L. Hassel, CEO, ZLH Enterprises. “While this award may have my name on it, ZLH Enterprises’ success is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of my entire team in recognition of our combined achievements.”

2019 Stevie Award

Women of the Year

Business Industries

How To Survive VoIP Troubleshooting

by Zina Hassel, ZLH EnterprisesMSP Insights

March 22, 2020

Before we talk about troubleshooting, let’s take a minute to consider making sure you’ve chosen the right VoIP provider prior to signing the contract. It’s essential to be comfortable with the technology, configuration, and benefit to your business, however the most important evaluation is how the service provider will support your system moving forward. If you make the right decision and choose the right vendor, troubleshooting will be a much easier process. Ask these questions before you sign on the dotted line:

The Truth About 5G: What’s Coming (and What’s Not) in 2019

Tom’s Guide by Caitlin McGarry Mar 13, 2019, 7:51 AM

After years of hype about gigabit speeds that will let you download full-length movies in mere seconds, 5G is close to becoming a reality. Last year gave us a taste of 5G as Verizon launched a home broadband service using the next-generation wireless technology and AT&T brought 5G service to a dozen cities.

This year will see the launch of actual 5G wireless networks along with phones that will run on them. Verizon will flip the switch on its mobile 5G network April 11, beginning in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. Verizon’s first 5G smartphone will be the Moto Z3 — sort of. On March 14, the Z3’s 5G Moto Mod will be available to preorder. That add-on will enable 5G connectivity for the Z3. Verizon said its 5G service can be added to any unlimited plan and will cost an extra $10 a month.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G may be the first true 5G phone (i.e. not retrofitted) out of the gate, but other phone makers, including LG, Huawei and ZTE have announced 5G devices of their own.

Here are all the 5G phones that have been announced so far.

5G: Don’t Believe the Hype

by Ross Artale, Spectrotel, President & COO

I’m of course not referring to the Public Enemy song which poignantly predicts “it’s a new thing….they even had it on the news….don’t believe the hype”, rather, the media hysteria and enormous advertising blitz by some wireless providers regarding the launch of 5G. Michael Powell, former Chairman of the FCC was recently quoted saying that 5G is “25% technology and 75% hype.”

We live in a mobile world. While there is no doubt 5G will be a catalyst to enable low latency mobile applications (applications that require sub 10ms performance to allow smart cars, smart cities, VR, and many others to function), how does the Channel community monetize 5G in the foreseeable future? The short answer is, there is a small opportunity to monetize 5G.

Why You Should Encrypt Your Email?

Close but not encryption!

And some tips for how to do it….

by Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP Updated November 14, 2018 Lifewire

Many people suspect that security is mostly hype. You don’t really need to bother with all those complicated passwords, antivirus software, firewalls and such. It’s all just security software vendors and security consultants trying to scare everyone so they can sell their products and services.

There are common sense steps everyone should take to secure their computers and networks, but there is certainly no shortage of hype in the news. Like the latest hot mutual fund – by the time it makes it into a newspaper or magazine, it is old news and most likely too late for you to react to anyway.

However, as one of the common sense measures that aren’t pure hype, you should consider encrypting your email communications. If you are on vacation you might send a picture postcard to a friend or family member with a quick “wish you were here” sort of message. But, if you are writing a personal letter to that same friend or family member, you would be more inclined to seal it in an envelope.