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How to make sure your vote gets counted on Election Day

Setting up mass robocalls for Election Day that purport to be from election offices but actually give voters wrong information is “very easy, very straight-forward” to do for those with malicious intent, said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a cybersecurity firm in San Antonio, Texas. “It might say, ‘Hey, we’re calling from the Tarrant County […]

Ready or not, states are about to find out if their election security investments worked

“What I worry about candidly is that government is creating a TSA for elections,” cybersecurity consultant John Dickson told StateScoop. “It’s the lack of creativity and original thinking that will create a default where the only thing we can do is spend money and do rote testing.” Dickson said state and local officials should be […]

These 6 Upstarts Are Reprogramming the Future–Starting With Microbes, Daycare

San Antonio, Tech Hotspot Austin gets the glory. But just an hour south, San Antonio, Texas, quietly dominates cybersecurity. Its sector bona fides date back to 1985, when the Air Force consolidated its electronic security mission there. Defense contractors followed, and then a former chip-manufacturing plant was converted into a sprawling National Security Agency outpost. […]

Denim Group’s ThreadFix 2.7 supports flexible structuring of application security programs

Denim Group launches the latest version of ThreadFix, the company’s application vulnerability resolution platform for developers and security professionals. ThreadFix 2.7 unites Denim Group’s ThreadFix platform with their professional and managed services, providing customers the ability to request services from ThreadFix User Interface (UI) and have the results of these services delivered to their ThreadFix […]

With Various Threats, How Secure Is the 2018 Vote?

Of course, there are other ways to undermine an election. “Denial of service, robocalls,” said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group who advises business and government officials on cybersecurity. “There are so many cheap and easy things to do that are not involving some of the infrastructures that could totally undermine that.” Facebook and Twitter, […]

OVERHEARD: ALL THAT’S FIT TO PRINT FROM TRIBUNE FEST

“There are so many cheap and easy things to do to undermine the election system that have nothing to do with voter infrastructure,” said John Dickson, a principal at Denim Group, where he advises business and government executives on cybersecurity programs. “It’s not about the voting machines. It never has been.”