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
John Dickson, principal at the cyber firm Denim Group, says there are two risks that election officials are attempting to address with the funds: technical risk and political risk. “Because they have a limited amount of time to put these resources to work, it’s almost obvious that you would focus on the crown jewels—you’d spend at the […]
Still, it doesn’t take an actual hacker to simulate the effects of a cyberattack on election systems, cybersecurity experts say. While results websites are unofficial counts, a successful distributed denial-of-service attack that knocks one offline can cause the public perception that an election has been thrown, John Dickson of the Denim Group consulting firm told StateScoop recently. And the […]
We’ve got it all — news on Russian spies, hacking cases, and vulnerability disclosure programs. Our interview is with John Dickson, talking election security and give him the chance to explain why DevSecOps really isn’t just a buzzword. (Oh, stop rolling your eyes.)
“No one wants to be the next John Podesta” — the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, whose personal emails ended up on Wikileaks after he fell for an email fraudulently claiming to be from Google — “but the biggest problem is you’ve taken 50 secretaries of state and 5,000 county officials, these sleepy government […]
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 […]