Yearly Archives: 2020

Iowa vote tally app debacle should inform security, tech in future elections

The quick delivery of the IowaReporterApp – developed by Shadow Inc., a company created by Democratic operatives who worked on the Clinton campaign – and its application to a complex caucus process made more complicated by expanding reporting to include three sets of results – almost certainly ensured chaos, inaccuracies and questions about cybersecurity. “There […]

Application security and your career: 5 key areas to focus on

As an application security professional, however, you have to be able to keep pace with faster development, incorporate data security to minimize running afoul of new privacy regulations, and continue to learn new technologies, said Dan Cornell, chief technology officer for software-security consultancy Denim Group. “Applications are … not monolithic things — it’s the web […]

US girds for cyber threats from Iran as Military clash fears ebb

John Dickson, a former air force intelligence officer and now an executive with the Denim Group consultancy, said the security community should not let its guard down because some time has elapsed since the drone attack. “I think the threat is more pronounced now,” Dickson said. “They’ve had time to prepare and dust off their […]

Iran Cyber Threat ‘Not a Drill,’ Experts Warn

John Dickson, principal at local cybersecurity firm the Denim Group, said he has been working “nonstop” for the past few days to keep vigil on the looming cyber threat. “This is credible,” Dickson said. “This is not a drill.”