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Infographic of the Month

Achieve a consistent, reliable and secure environment while not breaking the bank. Consider cost, availability and expertise while making your decision about managed services for your business. Read More»

My Router Makes Me Happy

Shari Lund is thrilled with the fast and effective service that SDN Communications provided to replace a key piece of networking equipment at her bank. Read More»

Cybersecurity Assessment

Big-name victims get most of the headlines, but small and midsized businesses constantly fight cyber threats, too. The number of documented data breaches in the United States hit a record high of 783 in 2014, according to a report by the Identity Theft Resource Center. That’s more than two a day. Read More»

Cyber Terms

There are other words and phrases, especially in the cybersecurity realm, that can be confusing. I talked to some cybersecurity experts at SDN Communications, checked several websites and made a list. Read More»

New SDN Customer Portal

SDN officially launched a new and improved portal on its website for businesses and member companies. It’s a secure, self-service path to a repository of private information about the services SDN provides to companies. 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»

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»

Data breaches can be costly for businesses. To make matters worse, breaches also can expose companies to legal liability. SDN CEO Mark Shlanta often points out, human error accounts for 95 percent of all security incidents. Read More»

Cybersecurity targets

During the coming year, expect more cyberattacks over an expanding battlefront from attackers with growing sophistication and an increased incentive to succeed. To complicate matters, businesses and other organizations might have to fight the battles shorthanded. Read More»

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