Al-Sarraf: The Anti-Cybercrime Department saves no effort to spread social awareness about cybercrime risk
Al-Baqer: NBK is a key supporter and partner in all campaigns and initiatives aiming to increase financial awareness and raise banking awareness
As part of its efforts to enhance financial culture, and in support of the anti-cybercrime efforts, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and LOYAC volunteer organization, is launching an awareness campaign on social media for combating cybercrimes and protecting the society from the related challenges.
This campaign includes awareness messages aiming to raise social awareness of the basics of cybersecurity, including videos by a group of experts and specialists from the Cybercrime Department of the Ministry of Interior, on the social media platforms of NBK, MOI and LOYAC.
This sponsorship comes in support of anti-cybercrime efforts and the Central Bank of Kuwait’s “Let’s Be Aware” campaign. Awareness messages cover key topics in this area including protection from fraudulent banking messages, hacking of banking applications, and identification and reporting of suspicious activities, ATM withdrawals, identification of phishing messages, the importance of frequently changing the PIN of bank cards, and other topics directly related to the security of customers and their accounts.
On this occasion, the Acting Head of the Technical Support Section in the Cybercrime Department, Major Ammar H. Al-Sarraf, said that the Cybercrime Department at the Ministry of Interior saves no effort in educating the community about the risks of these crimes through specialists, aiming to support the efforts of institutions in Kuwait in this regard.
On his part, Yaqoub B. Al-Baqer, Public Relations Team Leader at National Bank of Kuwait, stated that NBK’s launching of this campaign comes in line with its social responsibility and role to increase awareness, as a leading regional financial institution, on how to deal with cybercrime risk and guiding society and customers make the utmost benefit from the technological revolution in easy and secure banking transactions.
Al-Baqer described NBK’s cooperation with the Ministry of Interior in this awareness-raising campaign as vital and effective, highlighting MOI dedicated efforts to combat this type of crimes.
He also commended LOYAC’s participation referring to its strong links with different segments of society, especially the youth, which will help create a quick positive impact in raising banking awareness.
As the leading financial institution in Kuwait and the region, NBK frequently organizes various activities that contribute to raising awareness about all topics related to the banking sector. It also organizes a wide range of training courses in the areas of combating fraud and financial crime, and frequently posts related awareness material on its social platforms.
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