SDN Blog

National Cybersecurity - President-Elect Trump's Vision

Any business, organization or individual who connects to the Internet or uses broadband technology should be concerned about the growing threat of cybercrime, regardless of whether the perpetrators come from across town or around the world. Read More»

Infographic of the month: Social Engineering

Infographic of the Month

Our infographic of the month focuses on social engineering. January 20th is Protect your data day. Part of that is understanding how social engineering works so you can protect your personal information. Read More»

Jake VanDewater, SDN Communications Director of Network Operations

Jake VanDewater is among the experts at SDN Communications who spend their work days making sure the Sioux Falls-based company’s business and organization clients have access to effective cybersecurity services. Read More»

Student executing DDoS Attacks

When you think about someone planning an electronic attack on a computer network, you probably envision foreign terrorists, domestic criminals or maybe unethical business or political rivals. You probably don’t think about high school students who want to get out of a test or amuse themselves with mischief. Read More»

Law Firms & Cybersecurity

National news reports last spring indicated that some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms had been hacked. But they're a different kind of cyber target because they accumulate information about legal disputes and regulatory plans more than consumer credit card and Social Security numbers. Read More»

Infographic of the month: Password Protection

Infographic of the Month

Our infographic of the month offers tips and tricks to protect your information and accounts with strong passwords. Use the form to download our trio of cybersecurity awareness posters. Read More»

Ransomware warning from the FBI

With good reason, this blog has focused a lot of attention in recent months on ransomware, a form of cyberattack been increasing at a rate that is almost alarming. Last year, cybersecurity forensics experts discovered approximately 100 families of ransomware. Read More»

Avoiding Hackers, Data Breach Essentials

If you’re in business, hackers have probably breached your organization’s computer network at some level. Company leaders might not be aware of the intrusion yet, but they will discover it eventually. Read More»

Email Scam Warning from the FBI

The FBI tracks scams in a category called Business Email Compromise. In the 18 months immediately after January 2015 BEC scams cost more than 21,100 domestic and international victims approximately $3.1 billion. Read More»

Keys for Encryption

Encryption is the process of converting data into computer coding that cannot be easily deciphered by unauthorized users. However, users with the password or online key can convert the mathematical algorithm back to readable data. Read More»