Cybersecurity Expert: Election Will Bring ‘Turbulence’

We all learned in 2016 that there are multiple ways for bad actors to disrupt an election process.

While it’s natural to focus attention on the possible hacking of elections systems, John Dickson sees problems elsewhere.

Dickson, a former Air Force intelligence officer, is principal of the Denim Group, a San Antonio-based cybersecurity firm.

During an interview on this week’s edition of the Express-News’ Puro Politics podcast, Dickson warned about the possibility of denial-of-service attacks, which could take the form of individuals creating so much traffic on elections-office websites that they cause those sites to crash on election night.

Categories: Election Security

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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