SDN Blog

Ransomware - Digital Extortion

The average ransomware victim pays about $300 to get file access restored. Some businesses reportedly have paid thousands of dollars. And the soaring use of computerized devices and the Internet have created more targets for ransomware than ever before. Read More»

Cyber Threat Assessment

Korena Keys jokes that if online connectivity to her office went down, she and her staff would sit around and stare at each other because they wouldn’t have anything to do. Read More»

Data breaches can be costly for businesses. To make matters worse, breaches also can expose companies to legal liability. SDN CEO Mark Shlanta often points out, human error accounts for 95 percent of all security incidents. Read More»

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

The thought of terrorists attacking a power grid is reminiscent of one of those action movies of recent years in which a heroic president or rogue federal agent saves the nation from a small band of smart but bloodthirsty terrorists. The threats discussed in the book are realistic, however. Read More»

Fiber network advantages over copper cables

With advances in technology, networking options available to businesses are better than ever. They also can be confusing. Price, alone, shouldn’t govern important decisions about networking and a company’s long-range future, however. There’s too much at stake. Read More»

Vernon Brown, Amy Klobuchar, Bill Otis

Two US Senators, independent telephone companies and industry leaders are celebrating the launch of an expanded broadband network that now runs across southern Minnesota for the opportunities it will bring to existing, new and future businesses in the region. Read More»

Obama Cybersecurity

President Obama’s administration just took some significant steps toward improving cybersecurity in the United States. Read More»

SDN Broadband Network in Southern Minnesota

Businesses in southern Minnesota stand to benefit significantly from SDN Communications’ experience in building and operating an advanced broadband network in South Dakota.Now, a new partnership with seven more independent telephone companies has extended the network to the east. Read More»

SDN Projects for 2016

The invention of the telephone dates back to the 1870s. Early development of computer networks and the Internet can be traced back to the 1940s. Today, the constantly evolving telecommunications industry is more vibrant than ever. Read More»

SDN Communications Extends into Southern Minnesota

Within a few months, direct access to SDN Communications’ fiber optic network and services will reach more deeply beyond South Dakota’s eastern border and loop around the entire southern third of Minnesota. Read More»