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  1. Latest Cyber Threat Report offers good news and pandemic perspective
    After a rapidly increasing number of cyberattacks during the first half of 2021, attacks were down over 10% for the year from 2020, which was the worst year on record for cyberattacks.
  2. Affected by today’s Internet Blackout Day?
    Here’s how SDN’s Managed Services team is keeping customers connected. September 30th, is being referred to by some as an Internet Blackout day. This event is being caused by an expired software certificate.
  3. Cyberattacks may be trending down in 2021 but consequences remain huge
    When a hacking group named DarkSide launched a cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline in spring 2021, the gas company paid a $4.4 million ransom to bring its fuel distribution operations back online.
  4. The best vendor is the one you don’t have to think about
    You don’t have to go far or wait any longer to find a network design that will meet tomorrow’s business needs. Luke Schwingler at Plains Commerce Bank is confident that’s exactly what they have today.
  5. Hospital CIO shares ‘crazy’ cyberattack details to alert other business, industries
    "It’s a really crazy story with so many twists and turns." What would a cyber attack on your industry look like? Healthcare information and technology professionals in the state recently also got an in-depth look at what happened during a ransomware-event-turned-DDoS-attack at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  6. Midwestern Mechanical grows its business with help from SDN
    As the IT administrator for Midwestern Mechanical, Inc., Matt Allen needs a good, reliable partner to help keep communications technology at the growing company operating smoothly and securely.
  7. Updated portal gives businesses easy access to useful data
    Detailed information in SDN Communications' customer portal gives companies the ability to assess internet usage, analyze secure, data-transmitting techniques, schedule networking tasks, and more.
  8. 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
  9. SDN helps Rosenbauer grow its global fire truck business
    The impact of technology deployed and maintained by SDN Communications and an SDN member company, Alliance Communications, reaches far beyond their corporate bases in South Dakota.
  10. 5 Common cyber vulnerabilities and how to protect your business against them
    Employees at nearly all levels play important roles in protecting companies’ critical assets. That’s why responsible businesses train and test their employees, and then repeat the process with updated instructional material.
  11. Certified firewall ‘wizards’ help SDN protect customer networks
    Businesses that subscribe to SDN Communications’ Managed Firewall Service enjoy advantages. For one, customers may contact the company no matter what type of cybersecurity challenge confronts them.
  12. Good firewall protection must be a business priority
    Businesses spend months, even years, earning their customers’ trust and confidence. Unfortunately, even close relationships can be destroyed in a matter of days. Data breaches are a major culprit.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. As business networks grow, so does need for protection
    Business computer networks typically start small and grow. And then they grow some more. As networks expand, they become increasingly susceptible to malware and hackers, and they need better protection.
  19. Important Information on 'Petya' cyberattacks
    Today, another round of ransomware cyberattacks wormed its way around the globe. At SDN Communications we continuously monitor such activity to ensure that our Managed Firewall customers are protected. Here is the latest...
  20. 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.