04/ JOHN DICKSON
Principal | Denim Group
Jack's conversation with John is another episode in our app sec series exploring John's unique perspective from his time advising companies at the Denim Group to his work with the Air Force and the State of Texas. Jack and John riff on software security trends, the security industry in general and John's famous "no purchase authority" t-shirt.
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). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science degree from Trinity University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin. Dickson resides in San Antonio, Texas where he is married with two children.