NORWICH – To mark
National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October,
NBT Bank has released a series of cybersecurity webinars covering a range of trends and concerns for businesses, the company said.
The on-demand webinars have so far been exclusive to NBT Bank partners and customers, officials said.
“With the radical shift towards more people working remotely, this year’s cybersecurity
Awareness Month is more important than ever for consumers and businesses, ”said
Terra Carnrike-Granata, Senior Vice President, Director of
information security at NBT Bank.
“As we provide our home and business customers with solid fraud prevention tools and information, we felt there was an urgent need to disseminate this information to all members of our community to help them understand how to be better. protect from cybercrime, ”Carnrike-Granata added.
In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received 4.8 million identity theft and fraud reports, up 45% from 3.3 million in 2019.
The increase is mainly due to the 113% increase in identity theft complaints, according to experts.
Carnrike-Granata claims that the best defense against cybercriminals is knowledge and awareness.
Anyone who uses an internet-connected device, whether for personal or business purposes, should make it a priority to understand how cybercrime can occur and how best to protect our personal and financial information from a possible security breach.
NBT Bank’s webinar series comes in four 30-minute videos on the following topics: The Current State of Cyber Security: Protecting the Intangible Are You Covered? and the proactive checks you need now after a breach: Responding effectively to incidents Cybercrime Survivors: Stories and Lessons Learned.
To view each webinar, go online at www.nbtbank.com/cyber.