THE NEED FOR & USE OF MULTI-FACTOR-AUTHENTICATION

As a title company, your reputation and very existence relies on the information, documentation and verification of data. Anything less than maximum attention to protecting the security and validity of that data puts your company at risk. Protecting your identity is equally vital.A Forbes Magazine article not only states that real estate fraud is the … Continue reading THE NEED FOR & USE OF MULTI-FACTOR-AUTHENTICATION

Fraud Greater Concern Than Ever During the Pandemic

The exploding real estate market, which has coincided with a once-in-a-century pandemic has increased the likelihood of fraud.Mortgage “phishing”, in which a party receives an email with a fraudulent link is becoming ever more common. This is how it works: An emailed link is sent to a borrower or real estate agent requesting personal information … Continue reading Fraud Greater Concern Than Ever During the Pandemic

The Importance of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Although the media headlines often highlight major data breaches of large corporations and government agencies, the majority of businesses being hacked are small businesses.  Why is this the case?  Most small businesses do not have layers of security in place to protect them so attackers consider them low hanging fruit.  According to Verizon’s 2018 Data … Continue reading The Importance of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

VLTA’s Technology Committee: A Look Inside with Chair, Melissa Ellis

What do you see as the purpose of the Technology Committee?  Do you think the Technology Committee’s role has changed given this particular time in our history? The purpose of the VLTA technology committee is to draw from experts in the technology industry to provide valuable information and resources as well as provide education to … Continue reading VLTA’s Technology Committee: A Look Inside with Chair, Melissa Ellis