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Securing the 2020 Election: ‘We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet’

“I don’t think the impact on the tabulation, and the counting of votes is going to come to fruition,” says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group. “There might be influence operations, but no disruption of polling.” Tonight – when all eyes are on the Web, the news, and the election reporting – is the more […]

5 steps to get IoT cybersecurity and third parties in sync

Typically, vulnerability assessments of the devices themselves can be performed without the vendor’s or manufacturer’s authorization, Cornell said. But enterprises should review their licensing agreements, which may have prohibitions against practices such as reverse-engineering, he cautioned. Performing security tests on any supporting services, though, will typically require the participation, or at least the explicit consent, […]

Cyberexperts Warn of ‘Turbulent Air’ in Election Ramp Up

“I see a sense of urgency in terms of [election security] funding at the federal level, but I don’t yet see that translate to the state and local level,” said John Dickson, a former intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force, who today works with the government-focused security firm the Denim Group. Dickson, who recently […]

Russians are trying to disrupt the election by going after the most vulnerable component: Voters

Elections are the most fragile component of our democracy and the most vulnerable to influence. Although much has been written about election security and hacking voting machines, I worry that the most vulnerable facet of our election is the electorate itself. As we rapidly approach the November presidential election, we should prepare ourselves for what […]

Daily Briefing V9 Issue 194

Research and Development Denim Group Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract to Further Accelerate Distributed Software Delivery to Air Force Operators (BusinessWire) Denim Group today announced that AFWERX has awarded them a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract.

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