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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»

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»

Ransomware

Ransomware has become the single largest cybersecurity threat facing most businesses, and risks continue to rise. Other forms of malware remain significant threats, especially to small businesses. But other malware appears to have hit a wall, at least temporarily, in terms of growth, according to national security experts. Read More»

Don't Get Hooked - Phishing Awareness

A security firm recently sent a fake email to approximately 400 employees of Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. Don't worry, it was part of an educational exercise. Yet, the recipients generously shared personal information with the sender. They later found out the email had been a simulated phishing attack. Read More»

DDoS attacks grow in volume and severity

Encouraging news for businesses: slightly more than half of all Distributed Denial of Service attacks are gamers attacking other gamers to get a competitive edge. The more troubling reality: the overall number of DDoS attacks on computing systems is rising, and attacks are getting larger and more frequent. Read More»

SDN Communications Commercial: Agile Network Protection

The underlying message of the ads is especially refreshing and increasingly accurate: IT pros are heroes in the workplace, not nerds who operate invisibly in back rooms. IT pros have enormous responsibilities, and their jobs keep getting bigger. Read More»

Worst Passwords of 2016

Computer users who are lax about online security apparently were feeling romantic in 2016. A few affectionate words crept into SplashData’s annual list of bad passwords. Read More»

Protecting your data privacy

The proliferation of online information and advances in the technical tools that hackers use require everyone to be more vigorous about protecting their privacy. To raise awareness, the United States and dozens of other countries recognize Jan. 28 as Data Privacy Day or Data Protection Day. Read More»

The Dark Web

An ever-growing treasure trove of electronic data has attracted a new breed of criminals. They work behind computer screens, not with guns, and steal information that they use or sell. Read More»

SDN Works With SD Fusion Center On Cybersecurity

The development of fusion centers in the United States started after the horrific terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The idea was to leverage information from local, state and national agencies to get a better read on possible threats to the nation’s well-being. Read More»