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Managed Services Tech

Keeping up with cybersecurity changes is easier for companies with ongoing access to experts and good, well-maintained equipment. SDN's managed services offer that high level of protection to companies that might lack IT staff time or expertise. Read More»

Girls in Tech

Nationally, only about 11 percent of the people working in cybersecurity are women. Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, a faculty member at Dakota State University, doesn’t like to talk about the gender imbalance, however. Read More»

Data Breach - New SD Law

Businesses that use and store computerized data ­probably should familiarize themselves with provisions of South Dakota’s first-ever breach-notification law, which takes effect July 1. Read More»

Cyber Threat Landscape Report

The quarterly Cyber Threat Landscape Report summarizes the cyber threat information SDN’s Managed Firewall and Managed DDoS Protection services gathered during the first three months of 2018. Read More»

2 factor authentication code verification scammers using phishing

Businesspeople, like consumers, are advised to think carefully before opening attachments or clicking links. If there is any doubt about the legitimacy of the message, contact the sender through a different communications channel. Read More»

Free Pizza Phishing Warning

Seventy-six percent of organizations experienced phishing attacks in 2017 according to a recent report and nearly half of all the respondents said the attacks are increasing. Read More»

Jim Edman at Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference

Not surprisingly, attacks intended to disable computer systems in South Dakota schools increase about the time of semester tests. The culprits, presumably, are students who are smart enough to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks but are too lazy or mischievous to study for exams. Read More»

Russian Hacker Cybersecurity Attack Warning

U.S. and British government departments are warning businesses and individuals about a new global cyberattack targeting vulnerable routers and networking equipment across the world. Here's what you and your IT staff might do to protect your business. Read More»

Board Legal Liability in Cybersecurity Breaches

Corporate boards face a legal duty to establish and oversee programs that help protect their companies from liability claims related to data breaches. It's not a new responsibility. Read More»

InfraGard

Despite the large and growing nature of risks, the leaders of some companies still are reluctant to acknowledge the seriousness of cyber threats and are inclined – mostly for financial reasons, apparently - to resist proposals to improve corporate defenses. Read More»