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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.

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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 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?

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

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