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NBT Bank Hosts Cybercrime Prevention Program in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (June 16, 2011) - On Wednesday, June 15, NBT Bank presented a seminar on cybercrime prevention at the Beeches Restaurant and Conference Center in Rome, N.Y.

The seminar, co-sponsored with the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, featured the bank's in-house experts Joseph Stagliano, executive vice president and chief information officer, and James Terry, senior vice president and director of operational risk and financial crime management.

"Our seminar contains information that is beneficial to anyone who uses a computer," said Dennis Surace, regional executive of NBT Bank's Mohawk Valley Region. "We have specially tailored our discussion to businesses, not-for-profits, school districts and government agencies. We are taking the initiative to ensure the public is informed of this threat and what defense measures can be taken proactively."

Stagliano began the presentation with an overview of what cybercrime is, how it is being committed and how attendees can protect their organizations from this growing threat. Terry continued the discussion explaining the types of viruses that are most prevalent, how the infection occurs and how criminals utilize the infections to take over your computer and identity. Attendees were provided with nine points of protection to aid them in detecting, deterring and defending against cybercrime. For more information on cybercrime prevention, contact your local NBT Bank.

NBT Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, based in Norwich, N.Y., has a total of 87 offices in upstate New York and Vermont. NBT Bank's parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., had assets of $5.5 billion as of March 31, 2011.