SDN Blog

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»

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»