SDN Blog

Cybersecurity Certifications Fortinet, NSE Training

SDN’s staff strives to resolve any security issues that arise with business clients as quickly as possible. In fact, 13 employees have earned various levels of Fortinet certification, and most of them are working to achieve a higher level. Read More»

Passwords Complexity Security

Bill Burr has been widely described as being the father of the modern-day password. Lately, he’s also become a prominent second-guesser. Now, he says, long phrases that people can actually remember might be a better option. Read More»

cyber threat landscape report

“The challenge facing cybersecurity leaders and professionals certainly isn’t lessening. Cybersecurity experts must be vigilant, aware and thorough in their use of layered security.” - 2017 Q2 Cyber Threat Landscape Report Read More»

Gaming & DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks are incidents in which in which perpetrators unleash large volumes of malicious traffic to disrupt and maybe temporarily disable a targeted computer network or program. Ninety-five percent of service providers who responded to an annual survey experienced attacks last year, according to Arbor Networks’ Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report for 2016. Read More»

CyberRx by SDN Communications

Sioux Falls-based SDN Communications recently launched a new service to help companies assess and improve their cybersecurity readiness. It’s called CyberRx. Read More»

Cyber Threat Landscape Report

Network hacks spike and dip throughout the year, but SDN Communications’ second quarter 2017 Cyber Threat Landscape Report demonstrates an upward threat trajectory on local business networks. Read More»

Cybersecurity Partnerships, cooperation

By almost any measurement, cyberattacks on the nation’s critical infrastructure are on the rise. That’s increasing the need for the private and public sectors to work together on cybersecurity at the state as well as national level. Read More»

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»