Chika Wonah is an experienced information security professional based in Washington, D.C. He has experience in multiple industries, including Finance, Consumer Packaged Goods, Gaming, Hospitality and Entertainment, and Automated Retail. Over the course of his career, Chika has established himself as a visionary and thought leader with a proven track record of successfully helping these industries protect their assets and information from cyber crime, while overcoming their challenges and meeting their objectives.
Cybercrime has grown to become one of the largest threats to the financial services industry, affecting institutions on a global scale. This has forced businesses and government agencies to place cyber security has a top priority. As technology has progressed, criminals have been able to commit a wide-range of crimes on a much larger scale. This constant change requires professionals like Chika Wonah to stay agile and proactive.
Chika enjoys helping these institutions put best-in-class protection in place to effectively fight against cybercrime. The process requires a deep understanding of the risk profile in an organization and a sound ability to build out the risk metrics and finding ways to mitigate these risks.
Chika Wonah’s work in cyber security has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of how technology drives business and also brings about new risks. He enjoys learning about these new technologies and uncovering how businesses can leverage these new technologies while mitigating the associated risks. Chika Wonah is particularly interested in E-commerce, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things.
Electronic commerce or e-commerce refers to any type of business or commercial transaction that involves the transfer of information across the internet. E-commerce allows people to electronically exchange goods and services with no barriers of time or distance. This technology has paved the way for online shopping websites, online marketplaces, business-to-business transactions, and much more. E-commerce draws on technologies such as electronic funds transfer, mobile commerce, internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange, and inventory management systems among others.
Cloud computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data as opposed to a local server or a personal computer. This technology enables a company to consumer a compute resource as a utility (like electricity) rather than building and maintaining computing infrastructures in house. There are three main forms of cloud computing: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
Internet of Things
Internet of things (IoT) refers to the development of everyday objects that have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating a more director integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy, and economic benefits. Examples of IoT include smart homes (Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, and other products that allow users to control objects or systems within one’s home) and connected cars (vehicles equipped with internet access allowing them to connect to the internet).