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  1. Good, ongoing training is key step to keeping devices secure
    Potential vulnerabilities in the still-emerging new normal is a natural topic for the second week of October, which is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. “Securing Devices at Home and Work” is this week’s official theme.
  2. Cybersecurity is important for home work stations, too
    It’s a good time for a cybersecurity checkup for home-based workers and their employers. Jake VanDewater provided a good review list Sept. 30 during the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce's third annual Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference.
  3. Infographic: Weaponization of Social Media
    Cyber thieves are using social media platforms to collect data about people and use it against businesses to steal data and other valuable information. Download our infographic to educate employees in your business.
  4. Beware of the ‘weaponization’ of social media sites
    Compelling statistics help explain some of the growing internet threats facing consumers, businesses and institutions. And a Dakota State University instructor shares 10 ways to keep unwanted hackers out of business networks at the 2020 Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference.
  5. ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’- A vital theme for special month
    It’s not an exaggeration to say that the integrity of the nation’s networking infrastructure plays a huge role in the well-being of the U.S. economy and safety. The integrity of democracy itself, depends, heavily on secure forms of electronic communication.
  6. Social media is riskier than most businesses realize
    Social media can be a fun and valuable communications tool for successful businesses. However, people need to be cautious about using networking websites and trusting some information published online.
  7. Good connectivity helps people get behavioral care they need
    The spread of COVID-19 has created significant challenges in delivering medical services. Fortunately, the expanding availability of broadband connectivity is helping people get the behavioral care they need to cope with the stresses of life.
  8. Rural S.D. telecoms are unique - especially one in Kennebec
    Business divisions that operate as part of Kennebec Telephone Co. Inc. can do everything from tuning up a car to digging a grave for a horse.
  9. In SD-MN recruitment rivalry, S.D. gaining ‘traction’
    Gov. Kristi Noem has revived a cross-border rivalry to recruit businesses from Minnesota, and one entrepreneurial coach doing business in both the Twin Cities and Sioux Falls believes South Dakota has the advantage.
  10. Telehealth effectively helps fight virus, but legal work remains
    When COVID-19 started hitting Avera Health’s regional market area, the Sioux Falls-based system set up a hotline to handle all the inquiries that began flooding in. Soon, virtual care was in high demand.
  11. Not all internet is created equal
    If you plan to compare internet options available in your market, that’s great. Times change. So do company offerings and your needs. Just keep in mind that there are variables to consider that go beyond the package price including the overall quality of service and longer-term costs.
  12. Good connectivity is more important than ever for schools
    Good, reliable, electronic communication systems will be more important than ever during the 2020-21 school year. That’s largely because of COVID-19. However, the use of technology in schools was increasing steadily even before the pandemic.
  13. Technicians keep networks running smoothly, even during pandemic
    Two groups of behind-the-scenes employees at SDN have helped keep regional commerce flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic by maintaining a smooth flow of electronic information within and across the region.
  14. Jury still out, but strong case can be made for working at home
    For some researchers, the quick shift of massive numbers of American workers to home environments has been viewed as an experiment on the future of remote work.
  15. Long-Standing Leadership Continues to Improve South Dakota Broadband During COVID-19
    In times of uncertainty, SDN Communications has relied on experienced leadership to keep the region connected. Its nine-member Board of Managers has played an integral part in improving communities in South Dakota amid a global pandemic.
  16. Keep your guard up: Big challenges are complicating election
    Unprecedented challenges are complicating the 2020 election cycle. For starters, COVID-19 has added difficulty to everything from restricting candidates’ campaigning activities to training election officials.
  17. Canaries honor SDN engineer's professional baseball career with HOF induction
    As a member of SDN Communications’ network engineering team, Trevor Lawhorn knows the importance of being a good team member — collaborating, being able to listen and adapt to what those around you are saying.
  18. Grants will help improve connectivity in rural Davison County
    Ryan Thompson, the general manager and CEO of Santel, was pleasantly surprised – and greatly appreciative - when both of the cooperative’s applications were approved recently as part of Gov. Kristi Noem’s Connect South Dakota broadband program.
  19. Warning: Fake Check Scam
    If you’ve never done business with SDN Communications and receive a check that appears to be from the company – don’t cash it!
  20. When a pandemic brings change, chaplain tells employees to consider ‘Green Eggs and Ham’
    The past four months have delivered plenty of change. Where better to turn for some lessons in coping than Dr. Seuss’s well-known book, “Green Eggs and Ham.”