Since the announcement of the global pandemic, ecommerce businesses have been targeted by cyber threats globally. Coronavirus-related spear phishing attacks have seen a 667% increase since March 2020 – the exposure and risk to ecommerce websites is greater than ever. With an increase in social engineering, phishing, and email attacks, it’s critical to learn about the steps and tools you can take to protect yourself, and your value-chain from potential cyber attacks.
This is the second two-hour workshop in CITC’s web series on cybersecurity for eCommerce companies. Once again, xahive president and CITC partner Sem Ponnambalam will guide SMEs on what to do if they are experiencing a cyber breach, how to report it to appropriate authorities and additional steps they should take. Officials from DHS’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will also provide their recommendations of what to do if a business is experiencing a breach.
Global marketing and business professional with senior-level experience across industries, including higher education, arts/culture, healthcare/biotech, clean tech, and with a focus on innovation. Supported national and international branding, marketing and communications projects, often times launching landmark campaigns. Particular expertise in corporate and organizational engagement, linking private and public partnerships, and in impactfully articulating an organization’s mission to a global or multicultural audience.
Sem Ponnambalam is the co-founder and President of xahive, a cybersecurity company providing Patented secure and compliant end-to-end data transmission for enterprises & IoT, along with enterprise education and governance management tools. Xahive has offices in California, NY, Ottawa, Canada, & the UK. At xahive, Sem is primarily responsible for global operations, including cybersecurity audits, business, and market development. With 18-plus years’ experience in private and public sectors, Sem has been instrumental in building relationships & between xahive and SBDC California, New York, Select USA, London & Partners, P20, New York Academy of Sciences, HIMSS, BlackBerry, RedHat and IBM globally.