SDN Blog

Bill Otis, the president and CEO of NU-Telecom, contacted other independent telecommunications companies serving southern Minnesota a few years ago to see if they would be interested in linking their networks. Read More»

Mike Haskins, VP of Network Engineering & Operations

Mike Haskins, who has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1980, recently joined the leadership team at SDN Communications in Sioux Falls as the vice president of network operations and engineering. Read More»

SDN Communications detected more than 540 DDoS attacks – an average of six per day - on clients’ networks during the first quarter of 2017. The average attack size was 1.27 gigabits per second, which is potentially enough to temporarily take down most online services. Read More»

Don't Get Hooked - Phishing Awareness

Every employee at SDN Communications receives a fake email from the IT department about once a month. Employees at the Sioux Falls-based company don’t know when the message will arrive or what it will say, and it probably will be different than one a colleague has. Read More»

SDN's southern Minnesota network expansion

The expanded SDN network can tie deals together with a minimum of nonaffiliated facilities in the southern Minnesota market, which reduces possible points of failure in network transmissions. Read More»

WannaCry Cyberattacks Summary

Wanna ransomware strain spread via Malwaretech.com

Like all forms of ransomware, WannaCry encrypts the target data rendering it inaccessible to the user and attempts to extorts a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. Read More»

cybersecurity communications

To effectively combat the countless and growing base of threats, it’s become critical for public and private entities to share information, and they’re doing it with increasing frequency. Read More»

Mary Ehmke, KMTelecom

Kasson, Minn., the home of KMTelecom, is different than many small communities in the Upper Midwest because the town is growing. KMTelecom is one of eight partner companies in SDN Communications’ year-old expansion into southern Minnesota. Read More»

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»