The Latest in Fraud Prevention: Better Practices

The Digital and Human Connection In 2020, about 13,638 people were victims of wire fraud in the real estate and rental sector in 2020*. Fact is, the most common form of real estate cybercrime is wire fraud. While the majority of wire fraud happens before holiday weekends, as business and life becomes more digitized, the … Continue reading The Latest in Fraud Prevention: Better Practices

Five Things to Consider When Purchasing Cyber Liability Insurance

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which has been monitoring cyber criminal activity since 2016, received a record number of cybercrime-related complaints from the American public in 2020: Nearly 800,000 – a 69-percent year-over-year increase, with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion. As cyber fraud attacks increase in volume and sophistication, many title companies are … Continue reading Five Things to Consider When Purchasing Cyber Liability Insurance

PROTECT YOUR REPUTATION AND YOUR WORK

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. Real estate fraud is the fastest growing cyber-crime in the nation, and … Continue reading PROTECT YOUR REPUTATION AND YOUR WORK

Ransomware: A Looming Threat To Title Agents

We have all heard about Ransomware, but what exactly is it?   Ransomware is a form of malicious software (malware) designed to deny access to systems and/or encrypt files on a device rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Unfortunately, cybercriminals understand how lucrative real estate information is, making an attack … Continue reading Ransomware: A Looming Threat To Title Agents

Are You Operating in a Secure Remote Work Environment? Review These Cybersecurity Measures for Home

With the remote workforce rapidly increasing over the past dozen years, and more companies coming to terms with the necessity of employees working remotely, there is much to consider regarding managing a successful remote team. A remote workforce demands an entirely different structure than operating in a multi-person, shared office environment. It calls for a … Continue reading Are You Operating in a Secure Remote Work Environment? Review These Cybersecurity Measures for Home

The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Title Industry

This past year has been some of the most challenging times for individuals and companies. Many of us changed the way we conducted business overnight and had to settle into a ‘new normal’. Luckily, it appears as though the dust has settled, and we are getting back to the way things were before the pandemic. Through … Continue reading The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Title Industry

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