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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.

America’s Newest Cyber Defenders Come From a Town You Haven’t Heard Of (Yet)

I accepted an invitation from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to tour the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute, co-located in Pinckney Community High School. I came away impressed by the professionalism of both the students and instructors and left convinced that the future of cybersecurity is in great hands.

Security Fundamentals: Creating Secure Environments

Traditionally, for an environment to be considered secure three primary goals must be met. These goals are commonly referred to as the CIA triad...

Balancing Cybersecurity and Functionality in Business

Organizational cybersecurity needs to reach the point where its level of effectiveness maintains the proper balance between functionality and security.

Examining Cybersecurity from a Risk-Management Viewpoint

When it comes to risk management for an organization, it can be used to leverage multiple solutions to bolster an organization’s security.

The DOD’s Most Expensive Weapon Systems Are Hackable

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office recently found that U.S. weapon systems developed between 2012 and 2017 have “mission critical” cyber vulnerabilities.

Presidential Alert System Is Potentially Vulnerable to Hackers

Last Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) carried out the first successful test of the "Presidential Alert," a text message sent simultaneously to all cell phones nationwide.

Cyber Security and Cyberbullying: There Is a Connection

October is both National Bullying Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month. While many people might not make a connection between these two events, the relationship becomes apparent if you follow certain thought processes.

GSX Security Conference in Vegas Offers Education Beyond Classroom Instruction

GSX continues to serve as a networking destination for operational and cybersecurity professionals and executives from around the world.

Keeping Up with Mobile Device Cyber Threats Decreases Security Risks to Your Organization

Ten years ago, we never thought of our mobile devices as being targeted by hackers. But with our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablet computers, cyber crooks have invaded this technology as well.

European Union Passes New Legislation to Improve Control over Digital Copyrights

On September 12, the European Union (EU) passed a law that could severely stifle freedom of expression on the Internet.