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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»

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»

Hactivist Anonymous Threatens Donald Trump

The secretive hacktivist group Anonymous thrust itself into the spotlight recently by announcing plans to disrupt Donald Trump’s campaign and business websites, beginning April 1. 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»

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

The thought of terrorists attacking a power grid is reminiscent of one of those action movies of recent years in which a heroic president or rogue federal agent saves the nation from a small band of smart but bloodthirsty terrorists. The threats discussed in the book are realistic, however. 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»

SDN Projects for 2016

The invention of the telephone dates back to the 1870s. Early development of computer networks and the Internet can be traced back to the 1940s. Today, the constantly evolving telecommunications industry is more vibrant than ever. Read More»

The Better Business Bureau Inc. is hosting its third annual Cyber Security Program to help raise awareness to combat cybersecurity problems in the Sioux Falls area. Read More»

In just the past year, SDN Communications investigated 4,500 cybersecurity threats to its business and institutional clients. Each threat involved anywhere from a single to several thousand attacks. Read More»

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