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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.

5 Ways To Demystify Zero Trust Security

Bottom Line: Instead of only relying on security vendors’ claims about Zero Trust, benchmark them on a series of five critical success factors instead, with customer results being key.

Talent Gap: Self-Inflicted Wound?

Security is a tough domain, requiring years of study, a certain rebellious yet protective spirit and Sherlock Holmes-like instincts. Or is it?

Why APUS Is a National Center of Academic Excellence

APUS was named a National Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. I discussed the significance of this achievement with Dr. Ken Williams, CISSP.

Blackbird Spotting: How the SR-71 Gave the U.S. Intelligence Superiority

As a military brat, I’ve seen stranger things growing up on military bases around the world. Few experiences topped the first time I saw the ultra-secret SR-71 Blackbird.

Business Continuity Planning Keeps IT Running Securely

When we consider the devastation that can result to an organization from any number of threats and threat actors, it is prudent to have a plan in place to keep that organization running, even if not at full capacity. This type of documentation is referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP).

GPS Spoofing Attack Hits 7 Car Manufacturers

The Geneva Motor Show is an annual car showcase held every March in the Swiss city of Geneva that highlights the industry’s newest innovations. At this year's event, Audi, Peugeot, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen, Daimler-Benz, and BMW all complained that their onboard GPS systems were showing their location as Buckingham, England... in the year 2036.

Tips For How Women Can Survive And Thrive In A Male-Dominated Tech Industry

It was a late afternoon tweet from a female developer asking for support. She didn’t cite specifics; she didn’t need to. Her situation was understood by her sisterhood, and they responded.

Was The Facebook Outage A Cyber-Attack?

Facebook and Instagram users were unable to access the service yesterday. It was the worst disruption to the platform since 2008 when Facebook user numbers were 150 million; now it's about 2.3 billion.

Marriott CEO Reveals New Details About Mega Breach

New details have emerged about the attack on Marriott last year, following a testimony by the Group’s CEO Arne Sorenson.

Hospitals have 'holy grail of personal data,' yet their spending lags on digital security

When most people go to the hospital, data security is the last thing on their minds. They're in pain, anxious and unsure. They want to be treated and return to their lives.