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
Denim Group Principal John Dickson joins The CyberWire Daily Podcast to discuss securing voting infrastructure ahead of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections.
In this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#96): with primary elections taking place in states across the United States in the coming weeks, we talk to John Dickson about how state elections offices have become the front line in a pitched battle with state-sponsored hackers – with the fate of a 240 year democracy hanging […]
“I suspect most of the DoD and intelligence community have their security acts together, although the insider attack performed by Edward Snowden against NSA proves that even the most paranoid have weaknesses,” Dickson says. “I think the government agencies face two problems. First, they run a ton of legacy systems and have various constraints that […]
It’s also possible that political issues involving privacy and cybersecurity will take a backseat during a Trump presidency. His campaign never made those matters a priority, said John Dickson, a principal at security provider Denim Group and a former U.S. Air Force officer.
In a recent TechTarget article, Denim Group Principal John Dickson comments on the state of cybersecurity, as well as the ramifications of confirming cyber attribution to nation states.
“Before, it seemed like science fiction that foreign hackers can change the course of the election. Now, it’s a reality.” Denim Group Principal John Dickson comments on the importance of cybersecurity in the current presidential election season.