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MAPLE Spring Event 2018: Orange County

  • Gigasavvy 14988 Sand Canyon Avenue Suite 4 Irvine, CA 92618 United States (map)

At MAPLE we bring together executives, investors, service providers and entrepreneurs interested in exploring cross-border investment, trade and entrepreneurship opportunities between Southern California and Canada.

Join us for our Spring Member Networking Event. Come meet our board of directors and connect with current and prospective members spanning business sectors and growth stages from across Southern California. There will be an opportunity to network over drinks and hors d'œuvres before our presentations.

We are honored to have presentations from the following organizations:

xahive, inc. - xahive is an Ottawa-based cybersecurity firm with a growing presence in Southern California including an office in Los Angeles.  Co-founder and CEO, Sem Ponnambalam, will be sharing how businesses can protect themselves adequately from Business Email Compromise (BEC).

  • What is Business Email Compromise & who is often targeted?
  • Why should you be concerned about BEC?
  • What are the costs associated with your business email being compromised?
  • How are Cybercriminals using AI & Social Engineering to target you for BEC?
  • What steps should you take to prevent BEC?
  • Who should you report BEC?

We are also honored to welcome Homeland Security Investigations, the primary investigative arm of the US Department of Homeland Security. They will share a presentation,  Homeland Security Investigations – Who We Are and What We Do, on the scope of the agency's mission with an opportunity for an open discussion.

We will also be providing an update on the work of the Council including meetings, events, new members and delegations.