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Worst Passwords of 2016

Computer users who are lax about online security apparently were feeling romantic in 2016. A few affectionate words crept into SplashData’s annual list of bad passwords. Read More»

Theron McChesney SDN Communications Business Intelligence

As a business intelligence specialist at SDN Communications, Theron McChesney looks for ways to put research to good use. His objective is to produce good market and product research to help improve SDN’s business processes and to enhance the customer experience. Read More»

Protecting your data privacy

The proliferation of online information and advances in the technical tools that hackers use require everyone to be more vigorous about protecting their privacy. To raise awareness, the United States and dozens of other countries recognize Jan. 28 as Data Privacy Day or Data Protection Day. Read More»

Gary Glissendorf, SDN Communications Network Architect

Gary Glissendorf played a key role in the development and launch of SDN’s Managed DDoS Protection Service, which helps clients ward off Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can clog or damage systems. Read More»

The Dark Web

An ever-growing treasure trove of electronic data has attracted a new breed of criminals. They work behind computer screens, not with guns, and steal information that they use or sell. Read More»

Thune, Klobuchar want all calls to connect (Update)

US Capitol Building

Persistent telephone call completion problems in rural states are creating major inconveniences for families, hurting businesses, and threatening public safety, but a bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and cosponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) could fix the problem. Read More»

SDN Works With SD Fusion Center On Cybersecurity

The development of fusion centers in the United States started after the horrific terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The idea was to leverage information from local, state and national agencies to get a better read on possible threats to the nation’s well-being. Read More»

National Cybersecurity - President-Elect Trump's Vision

Any business, organization or individual who connects to the Internet or uses broadband technology should be concerned about the growing threat of cybercrime, regardless of whether the perpetrators come from across town or around the world. Read More»

2017 SD Legislative Preview

The 2017 session of the South Dakota Legislature begins January 10 with lawmakers’ attention focused largely on state government’s usual, annual priority: deciding how to divvy up tax revenue. Read More»

Infographic of the month: Social Engineering

Infographic of the Month

Our infographic of the month focuses on social engineering. January 20th is Protect your data day. Part of that is understanding how social engineering works so you can protect your personal information. Read More»