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Today, another round of ransomware cyberattacks wormed its way around the globe. At SDN Communications we continuously monitor such activity to ensure that our Managed Firewall customers are protected. Here is the latest... 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»

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»

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»