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Michael O'Dwyer
An Irishman based in Hong Kong, Michael O’Dwyer is a business & technology journalist, independent consultant and writer who specializes in writing for enterprise, small business and IT audiences. With 20+ years of experience in everything from IT and electronic component-level failure analysis to process improvement and supply chains (and an in-depth knowledge of Klingon,) Michael is a sought-after writer whose quality sources, deep research and quirky sense of humor ensures he’s welcome in high-profile publications such as The Street and Fortune 100 IT portals.

Recent Posts

Posted on 11.15.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Libra Is A Good Idea On Its Own, But Not With Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg is still pushing for the creation of Libra, but it's obviously futile for him at this point. He knows we don't trust Facebook.

Posted on 10.30.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Forensic Certification: GNFA

Why is the GNFA relevant? What are the benefits to companies and to certified GNFA professionals?

Posted on 10.21.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

4 Ways to Rescue Your Rep After You've Been Hacked

I’d like to believe that all readers will use this post to prepare for a ‘what if’ scenario but the sad truth is that some of you are reacting to a data breach and lack an incident response plan.

Posted on 10.14.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Do Customers Really Care About Data Breaches?

How much customers care about data breaches is often dependent on the type of customer data obtained by attackers.

Posted on 09.27.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

SSL 101: SSL/TLS Certificates And Why You Need Them

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) refer to security technologies that encrypt data sent between a web server and web browser.

Posted on 09.18.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

How to Lower the Risk of Employee Data Theft

As IT pros, we’ve been aware for quite some time that some users are a threat to security, whether by their use of shadow IT, their susceptibility to social engineering attacks from cybercriminals, or by using their employee role and access permissions to compromise data...

Posted on 09.12.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

3 Data Backup Tools Worth Considering

If you are a small or medium business, you may have left your data backups in the hands of outside help or, even worse, to chance.

Posted on 09.09.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

4 Reasons WannaCry is Still An Issue Over 2 Years Later

Two years plus and counting and companies are still being impacted by WannaCry. Here are the four main reasons why an old exploit and ransomware is still an issue.

Posted on 08.06.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Why Would Anyone Use Facebook's Digital Currency?

Facebook is determined to launch their own digital currency called Libra, but why would anyone trust them at this point?

Posted on 07.25.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Bluetooth Security Problems: A Cause For Concern

Bluetooth security… Some consider it an oxymoron, like ‘global intelligence’ community or ‘offshore support’ while others recognize Bluetooth flaws and understand their causes. Whatever side of the fence your opinions lie, it’s fair to observe that Bluetooth has its...

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