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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 06.22.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Can AI, Analytics And Cognitive Computing Enhance Cybersecurity Defenses?


We need a new cybersecurity solution that can block threats, eliminate human error and adequately protect valuable data. Cognitive computing may well be the answer.

Posted on 06.14.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

How To Enforce Safer File Transfer In A Connected World

Companies that need to protect their data must take a hard line, and there is no way around it.

Posted on 06.07.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Which Cybersecurity Approach Is Best For Your Business?

Cybersecurity is a serious task for any business, but there is no need to panic and it can be tackled effectively.

Posted on 05.31.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Net Neutrality—Will Its Demise Affect Business Access?

As the FCC prepares to overturn Net Neutrality, we weigh the arguments for both sides, leaving you to form your own opinion.

Posted on 05.25.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

AI and Machine Learning Can Enhance Healthcare Diagnostics

While healthcare traditionally approaches new technology with caution and are rarely first adopters of the latest craze, attitudes are starting to change.

Posted on 05.08.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

The GDPR and US Data Protection Regulations Diverge

There are some serious difficulties ahead for businesses in the wake of the repeal of the US Internet Privacy Bill. How can US businesses comply with the GDPR?

Posted on 05.04.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Business Associate Agreement Under HIPAA Could Apply to You

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently sued a small healthcare practice. Turns out they didn't have a BAA in place.

Posted on 04.27.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Reducing Security Breaches in Fintech is a Business Priority

Fintech is a valuable target for hackers seeking financial reward and we can’t stop all breaches without changing our attitude towards security.

Posted on 04.20.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Data Privacy Dead After FCC Reversal Legalizes ISP Data Mining

The repeal of the FCC rule on ISP data mining has serious implications, not only for individual data privacy, but for businesses as well. 

Posted on 01.24.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Virtual Teams: Striving for Problem-Free Video Conferencing?

Few can envy the IT team tasked with organizing a video conference call with virtual teams in several locations when each member may use a different device or be in a different IT environment.

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