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Coronavirus sparks phishing, disinformation, tabletop exercises and handwashing

John Dickson, principal at The Denim Group, told SC Media during a podcast that his company was slated to hold a tabletop exercise to test its computing resources after Dickson returned to the company’s San Antonio, Texas, headquarters in the aftermath of the RSA Conference that AT&T, IBM, Verizon and a slew of other companies had skipped due to coronavirus fears.

“What’s the impact on VPN concentrators,” for example, when everyone is working remotely, Dickson asked. Businesses are really good at using apps like Zoom and WebEx for optimization but mass teleworking will test whether it’s a sustainable model.

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.


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