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Why app sec and QA testing teams need to partner

Dan Cornell, CTO at application security services consultancy Denim Group, said combining the strengths of the QA team with the app sec team creates critical mass. “QA teams are large and well-established when compared to app sec teams. Incrementally expanding their mandate to include aspects of the app sec program is a great way for […]

DevOps Demystified: A Primer for Security Practitioners

Today, I worry that security professionals have a similar knowledge gap and struggle to grasp the profound differences that DevOps influence is having on how we build and deploy code in key settings, such as medical device design, digital banking services, and software solutions for oil and gas exploration. I fear that this knowledge gap […]

Election Hardening

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 […]

Technology trends to keep on your radar

Britta Glade and Dr. Hugh Thompson delve into the latest cybersecurity technology developments with Microsoft’s Diana Kelley and Denim Group’s John Dickson. Topics to be covered include: •What is data gravity and how can it help analysts in the SOC/CDOC? •How can security strategies be adapted for DevOps application developments? •What are the advantages of […]

Reboot Leadership Awards 2018: Influencer – John Dickson

With his decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Dickson has worked as an influencer to move the industry in a positive direction, not only leading with his thoughts and ideas but also leading by example in a management position. Dickson continuously gives back to his community and was recently tapped by Mayor Ron Nirenberg […]

What companies need to know about ‘SecOps’ — the path to making ‘digital transformation’ secure

“Applications now are more valuable than ever, but they also expose organizations to more risk than ever before,” Cornell says. The problem is that, over time, organizations built huge portfolios of applications, all supporting different areas of the business or different products. Those apps have been there for decades, but security was different back then. […]