Webinar: protecting your brokerage against cybercrime

About this webinar:

Work has largely shifted from office settings to home and other environments. There have been reports of massive spikes in cybersecurity threats, ransomware attacks and online fraud as criminals seek to exploit existing and new vulnerabilities. What steps can you take during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond to better protect yourself and your clients from delays, losses, and risks that can result from these crimes?

We have arranged each of a noted scholar and practitioner in the field to provide you with guidance and answer your questions. We encourage all of our members to join us. The information should be both beneficial and timely.

Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 11AM PT
Registration (free for members): click here


Anwar Visram is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Visram Security Inc, a Cyber Security Management and Information Technology firm located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Anwar’s experience spans over 20 years in Cyber Security and Information Technology. He has advised clients across the globe on cyber securities issues using simple-to-understand and easy- to-implement strategies to protect them from the latest cyber threats as well as the latest digital (“cyber”) tactics used in financial fraud, extortion, ransom, and reputation attacks. He has led global security teams responsible for protecting multi-billion dollar financial corporations.

Dr. Barry Cartwright is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, and a member of SFU’s International CyberCrime Research Centre. He holds a BA and MA in Sociology, and a PhD in Criminology. His current areas of specialisation include cyber-research, cyber-bullying, and cyber law. Recently, he was Chair of the Organising Committee of the 2016 International Conference on CyberCrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF 2016), held at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus in June 2016, and was the chief editor of the ICCCF 2016 conference proceedings, published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ on-line journal, IEEE Xplore.

Dr. Richard Frank is Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada and Director of the International CyberCrime Research Centre (ICCRC). He is also Associate Editor-in-Chief of Security Informatics. Dr. Frank completed a PhD in Computing Science (2010) and another PhD in Criminology (2013) at SFU. His main research interest is Cybercrime. Specifically, he’s interested in hackers and security issues, such as online terrorism and warfare.


Ray Basi is the Director of Education and Policy for CMBA-BC. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, where he earned a first class honours degree in criminology with an emphasis on policy analysis and reform. He furthered these interests by obtaining a law degree from the University of Victoria. Ray was engaged in the private practice of law for approximately 16 years. His practice focused on the law surrounding real estate transactions, including the law surrounding mortgages and mortgage brokering. Ray has several years experience in the areas of freedom of information and protection of privacy as an analyst, manager, and director with the provincial government. He has been previously employed in one or more of these capacities by the Ministry of Transportation; the Ministry of Economic Development; the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources; the Ministry of Environment; the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands; and the Financial Institutions Commission.