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How A Single Click Can Infect Your Company’s Network

When going to websites on the Internet, most of us don’t think much about it or what it’s doing in the background. However, there are a lot of nefarious things that can be happening and sometimes all it takes is for you to land on a page, even for a split second for something bad Read More

The benefits of international contacts

The benefits of international contacts Our world has undoubtedly become more connected with advancing technology. Is your community or business taking advantage of resources available to you? The Consulate General of Canada’s office is one such entity that has proven valuable to North Dakota companies that have worked with them. Read on to learn more. What Read More

The benefits of local contacts

The benefits of local contacts Have you connected with resources in your community? Ashton Hauff, founder of Makewell in Bismarck, North Dakota, has provided a powerful forum for locals to encourage, learn from and inspire each other. Read on to learn more. Provide a brief history and overview of Makewell. Makewell was created out of Read More

FBI Issues Immediate Warning For Everyone To Reboot Internet Routers

There’s malware out there that is so severe, the FBI is warning everyone, at home and at the office, to reboot their internet routers in hopes of flushing some of it out. The Bureau released a statement that, VPNFilter “is able to render small office and home routers inoperable. The malware also collects information passing through the Read More

Hey Siri! You Have A Big Mouth

In 2011, Apple released virtual pal Siri, a novel idea for iPhone owners. A simple “Hey Siri” opened a world of information for its owners simply by asking questions. Shortly after, Siri was joined by other virtual assistants, Alexa and Cortana for the Android set. Although, Siri became a virtual star first and was immediately Read More

Financing Economic Development Report 2017

Bank of North Dakota’s vision statement, “Bank of North Dakota is an agile partner that creates financial solutions to current and emerging economic needs,” drives our economic development and diversification efforts daily. We accomplish this through strong vision and collaboration with state agencies, local economic development groups and financial institutions. Read the report here.

Financing Higher Education Report 2017

Higher education, whether one, two, four or more years beyond high school, is about achieving more. An educated workforce is an essential element to Bank of North Dakota’s mission “To promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota.” College SAVE, college planning and student loans to pay for college and refinance afterward offer a cradle-to-career Read More

Bank of North Dakota releases 2017 Annual Report

BISMARCK – The state-owned Bank of North Dakota recorded its 14th consecutive year of record profits in 2017, with $145.3 million in net earnings, the Bank reported today in its annual report to the state Industrial Commission. Total assets decreased slightly from $7.3 billion in 2016 to $7.0 billion. BND ended the year with capital Read More

As Tax Day Looms Hackers Gear Up for Paydays

That deadline is looming. You know the one. The tax return filing deadline is just around the corner. This year, it’s Tuesday, April 17 and don’t think for a second that the cybercriminals out there are not very aware of this date. In fact, the IRS is warning taxpayers once again to be on the Read More

Hackers Steal $172B Globally From Consumers

Bad things happen to good consumers and 2017 was a banner year for cybercrime here and abroad. The 2017 Norton Security Report found that of the $172 billion that was stolen from consumers globally–$19.4 billion of that was from consumers in the U.S. The average victim lost $142 and 20 hours of their time trying Read More

“Ask Staci and Amanda” live on Facebook

You’ve got questions, and BND’s Staci and Amanda have answers – college-related ones. Check out their series “Ask Staci and Amanda” live every Tuesday, typically at 2:30 p.m., on BND’s Facebook page. They, along with featured guests, discuss a variety of higher education and career-related topics. Join the conversation and post your questions in the Read More

Cyberattacks Increased By 100% In 2017; Protect Your Identity

A recent report released by ThreatMetrix, Cybercrime Report 2017: A Year in Review, provides an eye-popping account of cybercrime and fraud worldwide. The fear of having one’s credit or banking cards physically stolen is rapidly shifting to having that information stolen online and for good reason. The report finds that from 2015 to 2017, cyberattacks increased by 100%. Read More

Midco believes in community involvement

Thanks to Pat McAdaragh, CEO and President of Midco, for sharing his thoughts on the role of telecommunications in economic development. They recently donated $10,000 to North Dakota Dollars for Scholars to fund technology industry-related scholarships. Provide a brief history and overview of Midco? Midco started as a movie theatre company back in 1931 and Read More

Addressing infrastructure needs in Valley City

City Administrator David Schelkoph, Valley City, North Dakota, shared his community’s perspective on infrastructure funding and how Sheyenne River flooding impacts those needs. Tell us about the problem you needed to address and how it was affecting your community. I am sure your readers have heard this before from across the state, but Valley City Read More