JBA funds J$15m to cyber security campaign

July 14, 2016

The Government’s national cyber security public education and awareness campaign is being funded at a cost of over $15 million by the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA).

Several member institutions, including the National Commercial Bank (NCB), Scotiabank, CIBC/First Caribbean Bank, First Global Bank and Sagicor Bank, are providing the money.

The campaign is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, with additional support from the Universal Service Fund (USF).

It aims to heighten awareness about the potential risks associated with using the Internet and social media platforms, and promote safeguards to reduce vulnerabilities to these.

A wide range of educational and promotional formats will be utilised, including billboards, brochures, print, electronic and social media messaging, and posters.

In addition, several training workshops will be held for public- and private-sector stakeholders.

The campaign was formally launched by Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, during a ceremony at Bethel Baptist Church in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, recently.

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