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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 08.05.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Are SFTP And FTP The Same?

Nope, I haven’t lost my mind. “One is secure, the other isn’t,” you claim. But there’s more to it than that.

Posted on 07.23.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

7 Alternatives to Email for Sending Large Files

Sending large files by email was never a practical solution as there are too many variables involved between the sender and recipient.

Posted on 06.12.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Were State and Local Government IT Teams Ready for COVID-19?

As lockdown measures and stay-at-home orders were launched to curb virus spread, IT found themselves with a slew of new responsibilities.

Posted on 05.19.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

CCTV is a Data Compliance Issue

As a company owner, you may well think that you can install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras as you see fit on company premises, but the reality is a little different.

Posted on 05.05.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Rogue Device Detection And Prevention

How do we protect ourselves from rogue devices? What are the current solutions?

Posted on 04.27.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

6 Ways for Financial Institutions to Avoid Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is a federal offense under U.S. law and refers to fraud committed using electronic communications, such as telephone or computer. Unfortunately for financial institutions, wire fraud is on the increase, and not just in the U.S.

Posted on 04.13.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

HTTPS and A Padlock Does Not Mean A Website is Secure

Online shoppers are often encouraged to ensure that their chosen online stores are 'secure', that the 's' in HTTPS is visible, and that the web browser displays a lock symbol. Propagating these visible indicators as confirmation of website security is not only...

Posted on 04.06.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

6 Issues That Sysadmins Should Consider When Everyone is Remote

With ‘social distancing’ a familiar term to most of us at this point, many companies have allowed their employees to work from home, given that the alternative is to cease operations entirely. But it brings a myriad of IT problems.

Posted on 03.24.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Balancing Data Security and Information Sharing in Higher Education

Retaining openness and transparency while reducing cyber risk is the Holy Grail of educational IT and challenging to implement.

Posted on 03.18.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is Ethical AI Development Possible?

When you consider all the implications of a world where AI rules supreme, are ethics even possible?

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