SDN Blog

Connecting Rural Communities

Approximately 34 million Americans lack broadband access, and 23.4 million of them live in rural areas, according to Microsoft’s proposal to connect more rural residents to the benefits of high-speed internet. Read More»

Small Cell on Small Cell Pole

People in Brookings, including students, staff and visitors at South Dakota State University, can look forward to improved telecommunications in 2018. Read More»

Infographic of the Month

In this month's infographic, we show you the best practices for keeping your devices up to date and secure with the latest software. Read More»

Jon Scarbrough, SDN Director of IT

As director of IT, Jon Scarbrough oversees the internal corporate network and application development. In addition to vast experience, Scarbrough brings to SDN a passion for cybersecurity, which is an increasingly important issue in telecommunications. Read More»

DSU MadLabs to address cybersecurity needs

Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths - Dakota State University MadLabs

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, president of Dakota State University, drew laughs from the audience when she jokingly passed along some password-security advice during the recent South Dakota Technology Showcase. Read More»

Medical Data, Healthcare Information & cybersecurity

The national movement from paper files to electronic medical records has greatly improved the efficiency of treating patients. But it's also making all of that personal data more available to hackers around the world. Read More»

Cyber Terms

There are other words and phrases, especially in the cybersecurity realm, that can be confusing. I talked to some cybersecurity experts at SDN Communications, checked several websites and made a list. Read More»

Infographic Of The Month: Email Spoofing

Infographic of the Month

In this month's infographic, we explain who is targeted by spoofing emails, how they trick you and what to look for to avoid falling victim to this type of phishing attack. Read More»

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality

Without the use of virtual reality, some electronic games probably would be just, plain boring. VR technology uses equipment such as headsets to present realistic images in an imaginary environment. Read More»

Mike Wilker, Jaguar Communications

On the surface, Jaguar Communications differs from many of the independent telecoms that serve the Upper Midwest, mostly for geographic and demographic reasons. Read More»