NBT Bank offers cybersecurity webinars

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NORWICH — To mark
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October,
NBT Bank has published a series of cybersecurity webinars addressing a series of trends and concerns for businesses, the company has announced.

The on-demand webinars were exclusive to NBT Bank partners and customers until now, officials said.

“With the dramatic shift to more people working remotely, this year’s Cybersecurity
Awareness Month is more important to consumers and businesses than ever before,” said
Terra Carnrike-Granata, senior vice president, director of
information security at NBT Bank.

“While we provide our individual and business customers with robust fraud prevention tools and information, we felt there was an urgent need to get this information out to all members of our community to help them understand how to better protect themselves from cybercrime,” Carnrike-Granata added.

In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received 4.8 million reports of identity theft and fraud, up 45% from 3.3 million in 2019.

The rise is mostly due to the 113% increase in identity theft complaints, experts say. 

Carnrike-Granata says the best defense against cyber criminals is knowledge and awareness.

Any individual who uses an internet-connected device, whether for personal or business use, should make it a priority to understand how cybercrimes can occur and how to best protect our personal and financial information from a potential security breach. 

NBT Bank’s webinar series comes in four 30-minute videos on the following topics: The Current State of Cybersecurity: Protecting the Intangible Are You Covered? and Proactive Controls You Need Now After A Breach: Effective Incident Response Cybercrime Survivors: Stories & Lessons Learned.

To view each webinar, go online to www.nbtbank.com/cyber.

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