Chika Wonah is a highly-trained information security professional with over 20 years of experience in multiple industries: Financial, 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.
Throughout his tenure in the field of cybersecurity and data protection, cybercrime has evolved into one of the biggest threats to organization, affecting institutions all around the world. From public figures to institutions of national security, no one is safe from a data leak anymore. Especially considering the prominent role of data leaks and international cyberterrorism in the last US presidential election, the field has received renewed public attention. As a result, cyber security has grown to become a top priority for businesses and government organizations alike.
Cyber security is rooted in a deep understanding of the risk profile in an organization, building out the risk metrics, and finding ways to mitigate these risks. A constant game of cat-and-mouse, hackers and cybersecurity teams are constantly having to switch tactics, adapt, and learn new maneuvers to stay ahead. Chika Wonah enjoys having the opportunity to help organizations put best-in-class protection in place to fight against cybercrime.
For Chika, it is more than just protecting information, but understanding the challenges that each organization faces and strategizing how they can reach their objectives while remaining properly protected.
A great deal has changed since when Chika Wonah first entered the industry as an information security professional two decades ago. When the internet was in its rudimentary form, cyber attacks did not occur with the great frequency and severity they do today. The main threats typically arose from internal attacks. As technology has progressed, however, criminals have been able to commit a wide range of crimes on a much larger scale, leaving private citizens, corporations, and government entities vulnerable.
Cyber security is an ever-changing landscape that challenges participants to stay light-footed and forward thinking. Chika Wonah understands the importance of remaining agile and proactive in his approach to cyber crime prevention in order to stay ahead of any potential threats.
Chika Wonah’s work within the world of 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.