Cybersecurity Terms Starting With Z

Explore our comprehensive list of cybersecurity and IT terms starting with Z, including malware zoo, zero-day vulnerability, and more.

Cybersecurity Terms Starting With Z
Cybersecurity Terms Starting With Z


Zigbee is a wireless communication protocol widely used in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It provides low-power, low-cost, and low-data-rate networking that is suitable for various applications, including home automation, industrial automation, and medical devices.


Zero-Day refers to a software vulnerability that is unknown to the software vendor and has not yet been patched. Attackers can exploit zero-day vulnerabilities to launch targeted attacks that can compromise user data and systems.

Zero Trust

Zero Trust is a security model that requires strict identity verification for all users, devices, and applications attempting to access a network. It assumes that every device, user, and application is a potential threat and employs multiple layers of security to protect against data breaches and cyber attacks.

Zone Transfer

Zone Transfer is a process in which a DNS server shares its zone information with another DNS server. It is used to improve the speed and reliability of DNS queries and updates.


The Malware Zoo is a repository of various malware samples that are commonly used by cybersecurity researchers and analysts to study the behavior of malware and develop effective strategies to detect and mitigate them.

The samples are collected from various sources and are categorized based on their behavior, such as trojans, worms, viruses, and more.


In the context of cybersecurity, a zombie is a computer or device that has been infected with malware and is being controlled remotely by an attacker.

These devices can be used to launch cyber attacks, such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, without the knowledge of the device owner.

The term “zombie” comes from the fact that the infected device is essentially “dead” to the user and is under the control of the attacker


Z-Wave is a wireless communication protocol used in smart home automation systems. It allows devices such as lights, locks, and thermostats to communicate with each other and with a central hub.

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