The Windward islands Bank Leads the Way in building Cybersecurity awareness | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank, a leading financial institution committed to the security and protection of its valued customers and island stakeholders, recently hosted a highly informative and engaging presentation on cybersecurity. The bank's initiative aimed to raise awareness about the vital importance of safeguarding the community from evolving cyber threats.

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer safety, The Windward Islands Bank called on the expertise of a renowned cybersecurity expert from Canada, Rob Knoblauch, Global Deputy Chief Information Security Officer from Scotiabank to deliver the presentation and key takeaways. Rob shared real world insights and best practices to help clients navigate the complex world of cyber threats.

The series of presentations were attended by more than 40 local businesses and organizations spanning from Government entities to small businesses and provided an opportunity for The Windward Islands Bank to empower attendees with the knowledge and tools that can help protect themselves against cybercrime. Participants were engaged through interactive discussions, real-world case studies, and practical demonstrations, all tailored to address the specific concerns faced by our community in today's digital landscape.

"Cybersecurity is a top priority at The Windward Islands Bank and we believe that keeping our customers as well as the important stakeholders of our community well-informed, is essential in combating the ever-evolving threats in the online realm," said Mr. Derek Downes, Country head of The Windward Islands Bank. "By organizing this presentation and inviting a renowned expert, we aim to ensure that participants have the necessary awareness and skills to navigate the digital world safely and that a constructive dialogue on this topic exists to support everyone in our community."

With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, financial institutions like The Windward Islands Bank recognize the need to proactively educate their clients, communities and service providers about potential risks and preventive measures. By hosting this event, the bank reiterates its commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity and protecting against unauthorized access, identity theft, and financial fraud.