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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You:
Security Professionals and Applications

by John B. Dickson, CISSP

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You ImageMost security managers lack a background in software development and rarely, if ever, have control over internal development efforts. Unfortunately, many of these security professionals are held responsible for the security of internally developed applications and will likely be held accountable should a data breach occur.

Featured in the November 2009 issue of the ISSA Journal, this article by Denim Group Principal John Dickson will help non-development security managers better understand important software terms, as well as various approaches to building software.

Read the article (PDF Format) >>

Security Threats to Smart Grid Technologies
Five Things Utility Companies Should Do to Protect Ratepayers

With advanced meters and smart grid technologies being deployed, Internet attacks, malware, and privacy breaches have become a bigger risk if the appropriate defenses are not engineered into the system from inception. What does this mean for utility consumers? Far-reaching scenarios involving power to homes being shut down were once remote but have now become feasible.

Denim Group recently released a list of 5 key strategies utility companies should consider when deploying smart grid technologies.

Introducing Lee Carsten, Business Development Manager

Lee Carsten PhotoDenim Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Carsten, who will be responsible for developing Denim Group's business and channel partner relationships.

With over 15 years of consultative IT sales and management experience, Lee has assisted Fortune 500 as well as small to mid-size companies in such industries as healthcare, financial services and oil and gas. In his most recent position with a networking and security consulting firm, Lee helped customers identify gaps in their security initiatives, leading the solution process to get them in compliance with industry regulations and supporting project delivery.

An active member in Alamo ISSA, Lee has been the Vendor Relations Director for the last three years. He started and led Alamo ISSA's Child Safe Program to educate parents on protecting children from online threats. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.

Denim Group's Gregory Genung Joins the TASSCC Advisory Group (TAG)

Denim Group's Business Development Manager Gregory Genung has become the newest addition to the TASSCC Advisory Group (TAG), a group of leading technology companies that provide advice and support to the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC), its members and the TASSCC Board. The TAG consists of thirteen elected representatives who serve three-year terms.

Interested in more information on TASSCC? Email Greg for more details >>

Now Hiring

Despite the tough economy, we're still growing. For anyone interested in joining the ranks of one of the fastest growing companies in the region, available positions include:
  • Business Development Managers for Dallas, Phoenix and Denver
  • Java/.NET Developers
  • Project Managers
For more information, visit Denim Group's careers page.

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