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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.

Details Matter: “Burn-In” Book Review

Burn-In is a riveting technothriller that is not only highly entertaining but meticulously researched and presents a near-future state that is closer than you think.

Debunking The Myth That Greater Compliance Makes IT More Secure

With a few exceptions (such as spearphishing), cyberattacks are, by nature, brutally opportunistic and random.

Why Work From Home Won't Last: Your Boss Doesn't Trust You

Rumors of the death of working from the office are much exaggerated. And that’s good news for the commercial real estate sector.

New Ultrasonic Contact-Tracing App Promises Better Accuracy Than Bluetooth Alternatives

Israel-based tech firm Sonarax has launched a sound-based contact-tracing app, claiming it offers improved performance and security over the contact-tracing protocols developed by Google and Apple.

Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.

Last month during ESPN’s hit documentary series The Last Dance, State Farm debuted a TV commercial that has become one of the most widely discussed ads in recent memory.

Is This New Signal Feature Enough To Make You Ditch WhatsApp?

It’s insanely popular with the security community, but secure messaging app Signal has not yet reached the dizzy heights of its closest competitor WhatsApp’s 2 billion users.

Do You Know Where Your Servers Come From? Here's Why Securing The Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain – it’s a term and topic that is now discussed around dinner tables as families and friends discuss and debate COVID-19’s spotlight on the US dependence on other countries to provide the essential products and materials we need in time of crisis.

CIOs Determine The Rise And Fall Of Blockchain And The Rise And Rise Of AI

I have the good fortune of interviewing more than 100 CIOs on the record every year. Near the conclusion of most conversations, I will ask them what trends excite them as they look to the future.

US says Chinese hackers might be targeting virus researchers

Organizations conducting research into COVID-19 may be targeted by computer hackers linked to the Chinese government, according to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Why The Largest Cyberattack In History Will Happen Within Six Months

The coronavirus is laying the groundwork for a massive cyberattack. Experts say we’ll see the largest cyberattack in HISTORY within the next six months.