SDN Blog

3 things to do following a ransomware attack

Ransomware on a laptop

With ransomware making repeat appearances in prime-time TV shows, you know the malware is a serious threat to real-life businesses. They're examples of art imitating life, but raise questions about how real-life companies should prepare and respond. Read More»

My Router Makes Me Happy

Shari Lund is thrilled with the fast and effective service that SDN Communications provided to replace a key piece of networking equipment at her bank. Read More»

Cybersecurity Assessment

Big-name victims get most of the headlines, but small and midsized businesses constantly fight cyber threats, too. The number of documented data breaches in the United States hit a record high of 783 in 2014, according to a report by the Identity Theft Resource Center. That’s more than two a day. Read More»

Rob Swenson, SDN Blogger

Overall, the Top 10 blogs for 2017 highlight an interesting mix of people. It includes staffers at SDN ranging from interns to Mike Haskins, the company’s new vice president of network operations and engineering. Read More»

ABC / Grey's Anatomy Ransomware Episode

You know that ransomware is a big deal when it becomes the storyline in a popular TV show. Read More»

Bad Passwords - QWERTY

No. 25 on Splash Data’s annual ranking of the worst passwords – “trustno1” - seems rather odd. Short for “trust no one,” it’s probably good advice to follow when dealing with computer security, but it isn’t a good password. Read More»

Cybersecurity Bulletin: Meltdown, Spectre

Meltdown, Spectre Vulnerabilities

Updates and patches are being rolled out quickly to help computer owners and system managers thwart the new year’s first widespread cybersecurity risks: Meltdown and Spectre. Read More»

Jon Clayborne, SDN Network Account Executive

Jon Clayborne enjoys the mix of interpersonal and high-tech duties that are parts of his job at SDN Communications in Sioux Falls - especially the human interaction. Read More»

SDN Employees Giving in 2017

The company’s 160 employees contributed more than $53,000 in cash to charitable causes in the Sioux Falls area during 2017. That comes out to about $332 apiece. Read More»

Protecting networks & backing up data

Not all ransomware attacks are successful, of course. Companies are learning to adequately back up data and to keep their networking equipment and programs up to date. Read More»