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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.

Flipboard Says Hackers Hid In Its Systems For Nine Months

Flipboard, one of the most popular news aggregators in any app store it’s installed from, has been hacked. The investigation is ongoing, but initial indications are that it could have been much, much worse.

U.S. pushes hard for a ban on Huawei in Europe, but the firm’s 5G prices are nearly irresistible

The Trump administration has moved to punish Huawei on national security grounds amid a bitter trade dispute with China. But in Europe, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker has received a different reception.

Here Are Some Of The Best (And Worst) Ways To Protect Yourself Online

In some ways, online is like the wild west of days gone by. It’s an exciting place to visit, but you place yourself at risk every time you go there.

Equifax Becomes First Firm To See Its Outlook Downgraded Due To A Cyber-Attack

Equifax has had a terrible two years since it was the victim of a huge breach in 2017. One of the worst things about the hack was that it could have been prevented—it happened because the firm failed to patch an Apache Struts open source web server.

This Samsung Laptop Is On Sale For $1.2M

Would you pay more than a million dollars for a Samsung laptop that is 11 years old? How about I sweeten the deal by adding that it’s running the long-since out of date and unsupported Windows XP operating system?

Dark Web Shutdowns Could Hamper Intelligence Gathering

The dark web, alternatively known as the darknet or deep web, has long been a subject of controversy. The concept of “onion routing,” that is messages encapsulated in layers of encryption like the layers of an onion, on a secure, private internet was originally conceived by researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Lab.

HikVision: U.S. May Blacklist China's Surveillance Giant Over Xinjiang Role

Last year, the South China Morning Post reported that “surveillance spending in the far western [Xinjiang] region – one of the most policed places on earth – ballooned nearly 100% [in 2017] to US$8.8 billion.

Everyone Benefits from Cybersecurity Safety in the Workplace

It’s been quite a year already. Global data breaches have already compromised 4.5 billion records in the first half of 2018, a 133% increase compared to the same time last year.

Why Enterprise Blockchain Projects Fail

Blockchain technology, like other innovative breakthroughs before it, is undergoing a rapid prototyping and adoption phase.

Trump vs. Huawei: The World Is Watching

President Trump’s new Executive Order on imported technology bares sharp teeth at Huawei and other Chinese companies, but it doesn’t have any teeth yet.