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Gary Glissendorf, SDN Communications Network Architect

Gary Glissendorf played a key role in the development and launch of SDN’s Managed DDoS Protection Service, which helps clients ward off Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can clog or damage systems. 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»

Better Business Bureau 2016 Cybersecurity Event

The low-cost and successful nature of scamming operations virtually guarantees their continued existence. So, companies and consumers must be on guard. In fact, increases in cybercrime suggest that prospective victims should be on higher alert than ever before. Read More»

Health Care Cybersecurity

I’ve been on heightened awareness for identity theft for the past 18 months. I was among millions of past and present customers of the health insurance giant Anthem Inc. who were notified in the spring of 2015 that cyber attackers had successfully hacked the company’s electronic records. Read More»

Managed Services

Supplemental benefits, though less obvious, offer a significant amount of value to a company’s managed services. Activity logs and performance reports, for example, can provide useful, in-depth information about network traffic, which can help companies improve their objectives, policies and procedures. Read More»

Cybersecurity - The layered approach

To adequately protect themselves, businesses and other organizations need to take a layered approach to cybersecurity. They have to have good policies in place, maintain good security equipment at every juncture and take extra precautions with their most vulnerable asset: their employees. Read More»

Election cybersecurity

Several incidents in the recent past have brought to the surface concerns about cybersecurity as it relates to elections. They have demonstrated the need for the nation, as a whole, to make improving cybersecurity a higher priority Read More»

SDN Network Surveillance Center

The NSC is in a secure room on SDN’s main campus in west-central Sioux Falls. At any given time, it is staffed by at least two to four people. Staffers monitor a series of TV-sized screens on the wall and PC-sized screens on their desks. Read More»

NIST Cyber Framework Training Event

The surreptitious nature of cyberattacks and the stigma that can come along with being victimized can mask the frequent and serious nature of threats to businesses and institutions. About 160 people representing a cross-section of industries and service providers invested two days at a NIST Cyber Framework Training seminar recently in Sioux Falls. Read More»

Trump Website Stays Online Amid DDoS Attacks

A politically motivated attack on Donald Trump’s websites that began on April Fools’ Day appears to have been a limited success, at best. The fact that the attack was announced in advance and couldn’t be prevented remains concerning, however. Read More»

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