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Denim Group Principal John Dickson Joins Passcode Panel on Cybersecurity Innovations and Trends during SXSW in Austin

Denim Group today announced that John Dickson, Principal, will discuss cybersecurity innovations and trends with other leading security practitioners and researchers on a panel hosted by Passcode, the Christian Science Monitor’s modern field guide to security and privacy, during SXSW. The discussion will take place at Fogo de Chao in Austin, TX on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 8:30am-10:00am CDT.

Who: John Dickson, Principal, Denim Group
John Dickson is an internationally recognized security leader, entrepreneur and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd. He has nearly 20 years hands-on experience in intrusion detection, network security and application security in the commercial, public and military sectors. A former U.S. Air Force officer, Dickson served in the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC) and was a member of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT). Since his transition to the commercial arena, he has played significant client-facing roles with companies such as Trident Data Systems, KPMG and SecureLogix Corporation. Dickson is a popular speaker on security at industry venues including the RSA Security Conference, the SANS Institute, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and at other international security conferences.

What: “Steak, Eggs, and Cybersecurity: A Passcode Discussion”
Moderated by Passcode editors Mike Farrell and Sara Sorcher, panelists will discuss industry trends in cybersecurity from big picture trends in private sector cybersecurity – how are threats evolving/what are the biggest types of threats today – to whether or not solutions are ever going to catch up with the sophistication of vulnerabilities and the tactics of cyber adversaries. Following the panel discussion, the floor will be open to the audience to address the panelists directly.

Where: Fogo de Chao, 309 E. 3rd Street, Austin, Texas 78701

When: Monday, March 16, 2015 from 8:30am-10:00am CDT

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About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm. The company builds custom large-scale software development projects across multiple platforms, languages and applications. What makes Denim Group unique is that the company brings significant core competencies in software security to the table, offering an innovative blend of secure software development, testing and training capabilities that protect a company’s biggest asset, its data. Denim Group customers span an international client base of commercial and public sector organizations across the financial services, insurance, healthcare, education, government and defense industries. Its depth of experience building large-scale software development systems in a secure fashion has made the company’s leaders recognized experts in their fields. Denim Group has been recognized as one of the 5,000 Fastest Growing Company’s by Inc. Magazine five years in a row, and has won multiple awards including its accolades as one of the best places to work in San Antonio. For more information about Denim Group visit