SDN Blog

Tony, IT Hero

With businesses’ computer networks under constant attack by everyone from neighborhood hackers to international gangsters, IT professionals really have become heroes in the workplace. Read More»

Data Breach legislation

South Dakota remains the last state in the nation without data breach reporting protection for citizens, but Attorney General Marty Jackley intends to change that with the help of lawmakers this session. Read More»

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»

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»