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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 02.10.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

What is HITECH?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was introduced in 1996, and compliance was (and indeed is) necessary for all U.S. healthcare organizations.

Posted on 02.05.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Top 10 IT Conferences to Attend in 2020

Selecting the top ten IT conferences is a subjective matter, as we all have varying interests. Thousands take place every year. Here are 10 IT conferences I think you should go to.

Posted on 01.22.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is SCP More Secure Than SFTP?

No. Fastest completion time ever OR maybe we need to go into more detail? Okay, to explain my conclusion, I need to go back to the origins of both protocols.

Posted on 01.16.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

What is Kubernetes?

Most answers to the question, “What is Kubernetes?” follow a pattern. It’s open-source. It’s a container-orchestration system. It automates application deployment, scaling, and management. All are true.

Posted on 01.03.20 by Michael O'Dwyer

3 New Technologies That Will Make IT's Life Easier in 2020

The future is here and now! These are the top 3 new technologies that will make IT's life that much easier in 2020.

Posted on 12.26.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Look Out for in 2020

2019 was an interesting year for cybersecurity, with a wide variety of data breaches that drove a growing awareness of the essential nature of cybersecurity and perhaps a deserved respect for those in the industry.

Posted on 12.09.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

A VPN is NOT A Security Tool! It's in the Name

Some may argue that VPNs enhance security (encrypted connections etc.) but their core aim is privacy – it’s in the name – virtual private network.

Posted on 11.25.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Who is to Blame in Wake of a Data Breach?

We like to assign blame. It seems it’s human nature to be totally knowledgeable in areas that don’t involve us at all.

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?

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