Monday Lunch: September 17, 2018
Lunch Program: Cyber Security & the Resilient User - John Dickson '87, Principal at Denim Group
If you have ever worried about your information being compromised on the internet, you will want to join us for this Monday Lunch and learn how to be a "resilient user" of technology. John Dickson will present us with tips, advice, and strategies to protect our personal information and make it harder for hackers to steal our identity and money.
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. As a Denim Group Principal, he helps executives and Chief Security Officers (CSO’s) of Fortune 500 companies and government organizations launch and expand their critical application security initiatives. His leadership has been instrumental in Denim Group being honored by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the industry for five years in a row.
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 currently the Chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Cyber Security Committee where economic development, workforce and advocacy issues involving San Antonio’s growing cyber security industry are coordinated. Dickson is also a member of the prestigious Texas Business Leadership Council, the only statewide CEO-based public policy organization that serves as a united voice for the state’s senior executives to participate in the legislative and regulatory process. Most recently, he was the past Chairman of the Texas Lyceum, a leadership group that prepares leaders for the State of Texas and served as Chairman of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the local President of the Information Systems Security Association and was an honorary commander of the 67th Cyber Space Wing which organizes, trains and equips cyberspace forces to conduct network defense, attack and exploitation.
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.
Lunch w/ salad bar catered by Circle G BBQ.
$10 - members
$15 - non-members
Location: Aggie Park Banquet Hall 6205 West Ave. San Antonio TX 78213
Doors open - 11am
Lunch Buffet - 11:30am
Program - 12:00 - 1:00pm