CYBERSECURITY: A Never-Ending Battle

THE WAYS IN WHICH EVILDOERS, COMMONLY CALLED HACKERS, CAN ASSAULT YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM ARE MYRIAD AND IMAGINATIVE. SOMETIMES THEY ACT TO STEAL FINANCIAL DATA OR CUSTOMER INFORMATION, AND SOMETIMES JUST TO DESTROY OR VANDALIZE. EVENTS LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES ATTEMPTING TO INTERFERE WITH ELECTIONS HERE IN THE U.S. OR A TEENAGER RAISING HAVOC WITH TWITTER ARE read more


NEW OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE

Over the summer, the North Country Chamber of Commerce concluded, signed and launched an innovative new Partnership Agreement between our Chamber and SUNY Empire State College. Based in Saratoga Springs, Empire State College has long been a special part of the SUNY system, devoted primarily to distance learning. Its long-standing specialization in on-line college classes read more





LISA ROBERTS

Lending A Hand Hometown: Mooers Forks, NYFamily: Husband of 31 years, Gregg; three adult children and two granddaughtersEducation: B.S. in Business Administration, SUNY PlattsburghOccupation: Senior Lender, Champlain National BankCommunity Involvement: Current president of the Plattsburgh CommunityHousing Board; 20 years of service to the former Rotary Club of Rouses Point; past treasurer for Champlain Children’s Learning read more


Thoughtful Tools for CORPORATE BANKING

REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE, ONLINE BANKING, AUTOMATED CLEARING HOUSE (ACH) TRANSACTIONS, ENHANCED FRAUD PROTECTION SYSTEMS, AND STREAMLINED COMMUNICATIONBETWEEN BANKERS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS ARE SOME OF THE WAYS FINTECH (COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO THE ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS) IS EXPANDING AND SUPPORTING CORPORATE BANKING. TO DISCOVER WHAT IS HAPPENING LOCALLY, STRICTLY BUSINESS INTERVIEWED REPRESENTATIVES OF read more



Publisher’s View

The theme of this issue of Strictly Business is FinTech. Haven’t heard the term before? Let me explain. FinTech includes new applications, processes, products, and business models in the financial services industry. The technology is used to automate investments, insurance, trading, banking services, and risk management. In this month’s issue we introduce you to some read more