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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.

Cyber Criminals Target Poorly Protected Small Businesses

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Social Engineering Presents Its Own Cybersecurity Hazards

When you take into consideration our interconnected lifestyles today, we must consider how to balance security, privacy and functionality when we utilize Internet-based resources.

Regulators Want CEOs To Go To Jail For Cyber Failings, Should You?

Cybersecurity and data privacy are significant public interest issues. There's little doubt that the companies we choose to do business with can be doing a much better job at protecting the data we entrust them with. So why aren't they?

Russia's New Internet Law: Security Or Censorship?

To its supporters in Russia, it is a necessary and responsible cybersecurity measure. To its critics, it raises the prospect of censorship.

Smart-Speaker Makers May Be Recording Users To Improve Natural Language Processing At Expense Of Privacy

Natural Language Processing is a very hot topic these days because it allows for machine learning algorithms to analyze large amounts of data in order to improve voice functionality and response to voice commands over time.

Cyber Breach Planning: Lessons from the Equifax Breach

Last week, Canada’s federal Privacy Commissioner issued its decision in the Equifax data breach, citing several concerns with security safeguards and governance processes against Equifax Canada and its US parent company, Equifax Inc.

Microsoft Issues Hotmail, MSN And Outlook Phishing Warning

Users of Microsoft email services such as Hotmail, MSN and Outlook have been warned to be vigilant after the tech giant admitted some user accounts were compromised.

The Weaponization Of The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The information age is evolving the very nature of warfare. Today, each nation increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-speed electronic systems across cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS).

The Race to Find Japan's Missing F-35 before Russia and China

In a search reminiscent of the Clancy-esque techno-thrillers of the 1980s, Japan and the United States are frantically searching for an F-35 Lightning and pilot that went missing from radar Tuesday night.

Registered to vote? Your state may be posting personal information about you online.

Americans routinely hemorrhage personally identifiable information (PII) across social media and other websites.