UBB Is Creating Its Own Cybersecurity Awareness Platform
12 October 2021
United Bulgarian Bank (UBB), part of the Belgian financial group KBC, has developed an online security awareness platform – CyberStudy (https://cyberstudy.ubb.bg). The site aims to provide useful, detailed and practical information with internet safety tips to a wide audience.
The specialized content is presented in accessible language in the form of videos and articles, tailored to the current potential risks of cyberfraud and provides an opportunity for users to acquire a higher digital culture. The platform starts with topics such as security of our passwords; the bank in our phone - security settings; online banking through public networks; security when shopping online; suspicious messages in online communication; identity theft in the online space.
The percentage of individual users banking through UBB's digital channels has increased by 30% compared to the same period of 2020, and those through mobile channels - by 38%. Digital transformation is gaining momentum at all levels - from individual users to legal entities in all fields of work. Inevitably, the number of cyberattacks is growing, and online fraud is becoming increasingly misleading and professionally prepared. That is why UBB wants to support its customers by drawing their attention to the topic of their online security.
"Everyone can become a victim of cyberfraud both in the work environment and in their personal life, so everyone should be aware of the risks and the practical ways in which we can protect ourselves and the company in which we work. The digital transformation of businesses and institutions is increasingly gaining momentum. Inevitably, this increases the number of cyberattacks. Our bank plays a key role in society and we are constantly taking action to address the challenges of cybersecurity", commented Peter Roebben, CEO of UBB, on the launch of the platform.
The information in the specially developed website is presented in the form of interesting materials and aims to help and support all users of online financial and other services. The potential risks that exist in the digital space, as well as the ways of online protection, are gathered in one place in the CyberStudy platform of UBB, and in line with the rapidly evolving topic of cybersecurity, the bank's experts will regularly enrich the platform CyberStudy with new and up-to-date content.