It is well known that the title industry is under attack. Many agents are scrambling to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of protecting their finances, business and client data. One key component to reducing risk to your business is training employees on the daily security risks they encounter. Although maintaining a properly secure and … Continue reading The Missing Link – Training Your Employees
Title Examination is a lot like a puzzle. In order to see the big picture, one must first determine the order in which to place the pieces. The process of searching a title is a specific and detailed process. To be a good title examiner, it requires great attention to detail. Title examiners are taught … Continue reading Title Examination Roadblocks – What To Do?
[Queue the Dragnet theme The story you are about to read is true – only the names…and amounts…and addresses…and… you get the picture... have been changed to protect the insureds….] This is your lucky day. Just yesterday you questioned your decision to leave OCD Title, with its endless checklists and procedures (intake, title order, examination, … Continue reading Anatomy of A Claim
The title industry in Virginia has had a mutual indemnity treaty in place since the fall of 2015. This agreement among title underwriters eases the burden of title insurance agents to clear enumerated title objections, for insurance purposes only, by providing an alternative to letters of indemnity. The purpose of the agreement is stated in its introductory … Continue reading A Brief Review of the Virginia Mutual Indemnity Treaty
I recently met with the owner of a large real estate brokerage to discuss the scope and value of offensive security services. It was a great meeting and I thought they really understood the importance of protecting their network and digital assets. As we were wrapping up, they remarked “I don’t think we need anything … Continue reading Securing Your Company’s Cyber Security
Are you prepared in the event of a Disaster? Answer these top 5 questions and you will have the start of an Emergency Plan! What do you need in order to keep your business going? ...You have been given only 15 minutes to get in and out of your office, what would you get? … Continue reading Top 5 Questions: Disaster Recovery & Emergency Planning
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