Yearly Archives: 2020

Russians are trying to disrupt the election by going after the most vulnerable component: Voters

Elections are the most fragile component of our democracy and the most vulnerable to influence. Although much has been written about election security and hacking voting machines, I worry that the most vulnerable facet of our election is the electorate itself. As we rapidly approach the November presidential election, we should prepare ourselves for what […]

Daily Briefing V9 Issue 194

Research and Development Denim Group Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract to Further Accelerate Distributed Software Delivery to Air Force Operators (BusinessWire) Denim Group today announced that AFWERX has awarded them a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract.

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Week in review: Hardware security, protecting APIs, determining the true impact of a cyber attack

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, reviews and articles: Review: ThreadFix 3.0 This is a review of ThreadFix 3.0, a vulnerability management platform that helps organizations overcome these challenges and manage risky applications and infrastructure efficiently and in alignment with the agile development processes.

Online Voting: Security Threat or Wave of the Future?

In an interview, John Dickson, principal at the cybersecurity firm Denim Group, said that U.S. politics create a barrier to making online voting a reality. “Technologically, we are getting closer, but politically, not so much,” Dickson said. “Look to individual states to act as ‘petri dishes’ as they experiment with different types of mobile or […]

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 […]