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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.

Threats Made By North Korea of Electromagnetic Pulse Attack Against the US

Intelligence officials and national security advisers have voiced concerns that the U.S. is vulnerable to an EMP attack that could take down the power grid.

State Department Sheds New Light on Cybersecurity Threats

Last year, the Foreign Affairs Cybersecurity Center (FACC) recorded 7.5 billion potential risks. From that pool, 17,000 were actual threats.

What Would We Do if Critical Infrastructures Failed Due to Cybersecurity Problems?

The security of our infrastructures depends on cybersecurity professionals. To maintain national security, we need to construct resilient cyber networks.

Cybersecurity Industry Facing a Future Shortage: Are You Ready?

As cyber threats grow and affect more organizations, cybersecurity professionals will also need to grow their skills to meet new cyber threats.

A New Trojan Horse: The Kaspersky Software Hack of US Intelligence

When you look at the U.S. government agencies that used Kaspersky Lab software, you see a textbook list of targets for a hostile nation-state or competitor.

Creating a Mature Cybersecurity Program Requires Going Back to the Basics

Developing a successful cybersecurity program is a scalable process. Each organization has its unique cybersecurity requirements and variables.

Cybersecurity in the Workplace Needs to Be Everyone’s Concern

To prevent future breaches that harm organizations, it is vital for everyone within an organization to get involved in protecting company cybersecurity.

Sharing Personal Information: When Is It Worth the Risk of a Cybersecurity Breach?

We are all confused by the bombardment of daily news informing us of cyber breaches that involve our personal information.

Cybersecurity’s Evolution and Future Ways to Deter Cybersecurity Lapses

Over the past decades, technology has become more powerful, forcing cybersecurity to evolve with it. But the best protection comes from human behavior.

Regular Software Patches Could Have Prevented Equifax Breach

The havoc caused by the Equifax breach will last for years. And it could all have been avoided by simply updating the system with the new software patches.