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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.

Presidential Alert System Is Potentially Vulnerable to Hackers

Last Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) carried out the first successful test of the "Presidential Alert," a text message sent simultaneously to all cell phones nationwide.

Cyber Security and Cyberbullying: There Is a Connection

October is both National Bullying Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month. While many people might not make a connection between these two events, the relationship becomes apparent if you follow certain thought processes.

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GSX continues to serve as a networking destination for operational and cybersecurity professionals and executives from around the world.

Keeping Up with Mobile Device Cyber Threats Decreases Security Risks to Your Organization

Ten years ago, we never thought of our mobile devices as being targeted by hackers. But with our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablet computers, cyber crooks have invaded this technology as well.

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On September 12, the European Union (EU) passed a law that could severely stifle freedom of expression on the Internet.

Will Robots and AI Eventually Become Common in Education?

When you examine how AI and robots have entered many aspects of daily life, the next logical place where AI can be used is in education.

Google Releases New Search Function Designed to Help Veterans Find Jobs Matching Their Skills

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In today’s high-tech world, we are constantly vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The ability to identify different types of cyber attacks is a useful way to protect yourself.

Artificial Intelligence and the Societal Influence of Machines

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