Hacker Or Military? Best Of Both In Cyber Security

An Article for Dark Reading by Denim Group Principal, John Dickson

August 2014

How radically different approaches play out across the security industry.

Three things happened to me before BlackHat 2014 to bring the entire NSA / Edward Snowden drama back to the forefront. The media reminded us of the one-year anniversary of the original Snowden leaks. At the same time, I saw newly retired General Keith Alexander deliver a keynote at the Gartner Security and Privacy Summit where he provided an in-depth post-NSA speech, benefiting from several months of civilian life under his belt.

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About John Dickson

John Dickson is an internationally recognized security leader, entrepreneur and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd. He has nearly 20 years' hands-on experience in intrusion detection, network security and application security in the commercial, public and military sectors. As a Denim Group Principal, he helps executives and Chief Security Officers (CSO's) of Fortune 500 companies, including major financial institutions, launch and expand their critical application security initiatives.