SDN Blog

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»

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»

Cybersecurity careers

The number and diversity of employment opportunities in cybersecurity and digital management are exploding rapidly. But there aren't enough trained workers to fill the need. 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»

5 Cyber resources for every small business

Small Business Cybersecurity

A 2016 study sponsored by Keeper Security Inc. and conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that more than 50 percent of small and midsized businesses had been breached in the prior 12 months. 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»