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Wes O'Donnell

A veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force, Professor Wes O’Donnell is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. Wes educates companies and government organizations on a number of topics ranging from emerging technology and big data visualization to veteran’s issues and leadership. But Wes’ best talks tend to center around his personal journey from poverty to distinguished entrepreneur and professor; a truly inspiring journey.

VA in search of veteran-owned businesses to provide cyber security

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently looking for certified veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to provide cybersecurity.

Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple iCloud accounts unless ransom is paid

A hacking group known as the "Turkish Crime Family" has made claims of having breached Apple's iCloud platform, obtaining access to hundreds of millions of user accounts.

Ransomware Is Everywhere, So Protect All of Your Electronic Devices

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016, these attacks increased 6,000 percent over 2015.

FBI Director says “No Information” to back wiretapping claims

In response to tweets claiming earlier this month that Trump Tower was under surveillance during last year’s campaign, FBI Director Comey stated that neither the FBI nor any other agencies associated with the Department of Justice had any information to support these claims.

New device in testing stage would lighten Army’s load

Engineers at the Army Research Laboratory revealed a new innovative device at this year's Association of the US Army Global Force Symposium that will allow some of the physical load of soldiers in the field to be lightened.

Ransomware: Its History and Evolution

In the infantry and the intelligence field, a basic tenet is to know your enemy. In 2016, ransomware attacks spiked 6,000 percent, with more than 4,000 attacks occurring daily. That makes ransomware an enemy worth knowing.

US ally takes down small consumer drone with Patriot missile

In a recent speech to an audience at the Association of the US Army’s Global Force Symposium, General David Perkins, commander of the US Army Training Doctrine Command, recounted how a $3,000,000 Patriot missile was used to shoot down a small $200 quadcopter consumer drone purchased off of Amazon.

2 Russian government officials charged by US with hacking in Yahoo case

The US Justice Department has charged two Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents, along with two other individuals, in connection with the massive cyberbreach in 2014 at Yahoo.

Ransomware Targets Continue to Pay Hackers

Ransomware attacks spiked 6,000% in 2016, with more than 4,000 attacks occurring each day. This is an increase from 1,000 attacks a day in 2015.

New “lip motion” technology creates unique user passwords

A professor at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed a unique way for users to create a secure password. Professor Cheung Yiu-ming from the Department of Computer Science has invented a technology that uses “lip motion” to create a password.