Bank Midwest Participates in Quad Cyber Challenge Awareness Week

From April 10 to 14, Bank Midwest will join governments, corporations, nonprofits and schools around the world in the international Quad Cyber Challenge. The challenge to educate ourselves and others about cybersecurity awareness and action is a public campaign promoted by the United States, together with its Quad partners Australia, India, and Japan.

Designed to help people take action to improve cyber hygiene and learn how protect themselves, their devices and their customers, the Quad Cyber Challenge will highlight simple best practices for preventing fraud.

“We continue to read about people falling victims to cybercrimes,” said Mary Kay Bates, President and CEO of Bank Midwest. “The threat is very real, and it not only has a financial impact to consumers and businesses, but it adds stress and reputational risk. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself from becoming a victim.”

During the challenge, Bank Midwest will be educating employee-owners and customers, both online and for those who visit one the bank’s 11 locations.

“Regularly the employee-owners at Bank Midwest learn about cybersecurity,” said Bryan Wilken, Chief Operating Officer at Bank Midwest. “We’re pleased to roll this program out to our 35,000 customers who may not have access to similar cybersecurity resources. This is a simple call to action that we should take seriously.”

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Bank Midwest is an employee-owned organization with 11 locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The financial institution has assets exceeding $1 billion, and is a full-service financial institution offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services. *Investments and insurance services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.

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