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Barb Kniff McCulla has been appointed by Governor Reynolds to serve as the new chair of the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC), the governing body of the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).  Kniff McCulla’s appointment is effective on May 1. 

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04/12/2019

Peering is the relationship between two Internet networks that connect and exchange traffic. It allows them to directly hand off traffic between each other’s customers, without having to pay a third party to carry that traffic across the Internet for them.

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03/05/2019

ICN has added Colocation to our Security service offering, which provides customers the ability to lease half or full cabinet space for servers and other computing hardware.

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02/13/2019

Phishing is when a scammer uses fraudulent emails or texts to get consumers to share personal information.

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02/05/2019

ICN’s cabling team was involved with a significant reconfiguration project at the Iowa Public Television (IPTV) location in Johnston.  This project involved of 7 phases, beginning August 20, 2018 to October 26, 2018.  The scope of work consisted of voice and data cable installation to support approximately 90 workstation

Post Date:
01/08/2019

The answer to this question depends on what service the organization is trying to protect. DDoS can effect both your internet connection and your web/email servers.

Internet Connection Mitigation

Post Date:
11/26/2018

The intent of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is to generate enough traffic from various systems to overwhelm and place systems into a failure state. This can be accomplished by exhausting its resources or exploiting vulnerabilities to stop system processes.

Post Date:
11/19/2018

Many customers are taking advantage of strong resources from our managed service providers. We evaluate various managed service providers through our Request for Proposal (RFP) contracting processes.

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11/05/2018

Below is a list of the top five security risks from ICN’s Security Bureau.

Post Date:
10/22/2018

A disaster, large or small, can happen unexpectedly at any time. Some of our authorized users have first-hand experience with natural disasters like flooding and tornados. We also acknowledge that a digital disaster can happen too, such as ransomware, phishing email attacks, etc.

Post Date:
09/19/2018

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