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Topic: Managed DDoS Protection

  1. Hackers and regional businesses stepped up their game in 2019
    Cybersecurity experts are following cyber thieves’ actions closer than ever, and companies are improving their protective strategies. Unfortunately, hackers’ have stepped up their game, too, and they don’t have to follow any rules
  2. Managed services are viable way for businesses to improve cybersecurity
    Keeping up with cybersecurity changes is easier for companies with ongoing access to experts and good, well-maintained equipment. SDN's managed services offer that high level of protection to companies that might lack IT staff time or expertise.
  3. Like burglars, cyber thieves look for openings to exploit
    The quarterly Cyber Threat Landscape Report summarizes the cyber threat information SDN’s Managed Firewall and Managed DDoS Protection services gathered during the first three months of 2018.
  4. Phishing, smishing, vishing and other confusing security 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.
  5. SDN opens improved web portal to better serve customers
    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.
  6. 565 DDoS attacks target local businesses in Q2
    “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
  7. DDoS attacks probably easier, more common than you think
    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.
  8. SDN launching quarterly report to help fight cyber threats
    If your business or organization ever questions the value of good firewall protection, consider this troubling statistic: More than a quarter of all the electronic traffic coming into firewalls that SDN Communications manages is filtered out because the transmissions are malicious or spam.
  9. DDoS attacks growing in frequency 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.
  10. Theron McChesney’s research helps SDN and its customers
    As a business intelligence specialist at SDN Communications, Theron McChesney looks for ways to put research to good use. His objective is to produce good market and product research to help improve SDN’s business processes and to enhance the customer experience.
  11. SDN network architect Gary Glissendorf is a self-taught expert
    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.
  12. Cyberattacks can come from anywhere, even school kids
    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.
  13. Security experts offer advice to help businesses protect data
    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.
  14. Hackers zeroing in on data-rich health care industry
    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.
  15. Benefits of managed services not limited to IT department
    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.
  16. Attackers have stepped up their game. Businesses must, too.
    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.
  17. Risks to democracy should make cybersecurity a higher priority
    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
  18. Federal framework can be big help in cybersecurity planning
    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.
  19. UPDATE: Donald Trump’s websites get a taste of DDoS disruption
    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.
  20. Small businesses have a target on their cyber back
    Larger companies generally have greater staffing and resources for improving network security. So, hackers increasingly are turning their attention to more vulnerable targets, which in many cases are small and midsize businesses.