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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.

Shopping On Amazon Prime Day? Keep An Eye Out For Phishing Scams

Packed boxes pass along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfilment centre in Tilbury, U.K. on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Why AI Is The Future Of Cybersecurity

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VIDEO: The Importance of a Cybersecurity Education

Cybersecurity education is more important today than it has ever been. In this insightful interview, In Cyber Defense Managing Editor Wes O'Donnell speaks with American Public University System's Program Director for Information Systems Security and Information Technology Management Dr. Kevin Harris.

U.S. Government Makes Surprise Move To Secure Power Grid From Cyberattacks

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Iran Launches New Military Command And Control Unit To Withstand U.S. Cyberattack

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