Ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections, state election agencies are facing the prospect of interference from other nation states. Much like other any other industry, the threats they face are wide ranging and constantly changing.
At Denim Group we’re working to provide resources and recommendations for state agencies looking to improve their election security infrastructure for 2018 and beyond.
The prospect of nation state interference with our 2018 mid-term elections is a reality that secretaries of state are facing.
Given the fast-changing nature of the threat and the sprawling election infrastructure across the country, how are state officials securing their voting systems and databases in anticipation of the election?
The Help America Vote Act has distributed $380 million to the states for improving election processes and technologies. In his latest blog, Denim Group Principal John Dickson examines the issues that election administrators have presented for using these resources before the November elections
We all learned in 2016 that there are multiple ways for bad actors to disrupt an election process. While it’s natural to focus attention on the possible hacking of elections systems, John Dickson sees problems elsewhere. Dickson, a former Air Force intelligence officer, is principal of the Denim Group, a San Antonio-based cybersecurity firm. During […]
The hacking groups appear to be focused on creating fear, uncertainty, and doubt about U.S. elections systems, added John Dickson, principal at security vendor Denim Group. “When you are trying to undermine confidence across the entire election process, you have a wide aperture,” he told the Washington Examiner. “Nation-state actors are less interested in influencing […]
As I write, we have a hurricane pounding my home state of Texas and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our personal and professional lives. In that context, it’s easy not to worry about secondary societal issues like the security of the November presidential elections. As a political science undergraduate, former intelligence officer and current […]
The 2020 presidential election is just around the corner, and cybersecurity is once again at the forefront. From disinformation campaigns and election-related vulnerabilities to lockdowns and vote by mail efforts due to COVID-19, we cover it all — and more — in this jam packed episode featuring returning favorite, John Dickson, Principal at Denim Group, […]
The politicization of enhancing election security hinders the effort, says John Dickson, principal at cyber firm Denim Group who has consulted with election officials in Texas. “We’ve fully transitioned out of the world of technical and objective to an entirely political realm, and I mean that in a negative way,” Dickson explains. “Now you’ve got […]
“I view this as one more indicator of continued nation-state interest in the U.S. 2020 election and further need for a reset of the dialogue on this issue,” said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a cybersecurity company. “There is broad consensus that the Russians were heavily involved in manipulating the 2016 election. Given the […]