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Cyber Threat Landscape Report

If your business or organization ever questions the value of good firewall protection, consider this troubling statistic: More than a quarter of all the electronic traffic coming into firewalls that SDN Communications manages is filtered out because the transmissions are malicious or spam. Read More»

Firefighters - FirstNet

The development of a robust, wireless broadband network for America’s first responders is expected to reach a significant milestone in June. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, is developing the first high-speed, nationwide, broadband network dedicated to public safety. Read More»

Ransomware

Ransomware has become the single largest cybersecurity threat facing most businesses, and risks continue to rise. Other forms of malware remain significant threats, especially to small businesses. But other malware appears to have hit a wall, at least temporarily, in terms of growth, according to national security experts. Read More»

NAO Humanoid Robot

Two Sioux Falls teachers got a big surprise on Wednesday that will help them in their classrooms. The Sioux Falls Education Foundation presented them with checks to buy some high tech pieces of equipment that will take their students around the world and to infinity and beyond. Read More»

Sen. John Thune / Dakota State University / Michael Shlanta

Every parent experiences moments where pride and fear can collide. I felt one of those potentially explosive moments at Sen. John Thune’s packed event at Dakota State University last week. When the senator opened for student questions, I looked back and saw my son, Michael, at the microphone. Read More»

Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center

Jamie Arens and her staff take pride in the first-year achievements of the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center. During its first year of operation, the center addressed 511 barriers to health care. Read More»

Internship, Training, Mentorship, Experiences

Caitlin Uthe credits her internship at SDN Communications for helping prepare her for a full-time job in the telecommunications industry. Read More»

What your business needs to prepare for a disaster

Planning for a disaster

An old binder collecting dust on an office shelf won’t be much help when a company’s leaders are reacting to an unexpected business disaster. Read More»

BEVCOMM Bill Eckles

The telecommunications business runs deep in Bill Eckles’ bloodline. He’s the fourth-generation chief executive of BEVCOMM, a well-established, family-owned telecommunications company based in Blue Earth, Minn. Read More»

Don't Get Hooked - Phishing Awareness

A security firm recently sent a fake email to approximately 400 employees of Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. Don't worry, it was part of an educational exercise. Yet, the recipients generously shared personal information with the sender. They later found out the email had been a simulated phishing attack. Read More»