Cyber Security Awareness
It is critically important to verify messages and communication received when in a real estate transaction. Always verify wiring instructions over the telephone with your original title agents contact information. It is VERY RARE for wire transfer instructions to change once given.
Please Share With Your Real Estate Professional
Every other month the Cyber Security Committee will host a 30-minute topical conversation with Q and A.
Go ahead, catch a replay here:
12.8.22 - Cyber Security Trends
09.12.22 - National Cyber Security Alliance
08.15.22 - Cyber Bytes Newscast
06.07.22 - Cyber Claims and How Agencies are Impacted by Not Having Cyber Coverage
03.24.22 - The Vulnerability-Danger of Smart Devices
02.04.21 - Insurance Ins and Outs
04.08.21 - Negotiating Cyber Coverage and E&O Coverage
06.03.21 - Human Firewall: Human Dimension in Security
08.12.21 - Tips to give your Realtor: Personal, Web and Mobile Security, Wiring Practices, Ransomware
10.07.21 - Hiring Internal IT Security Team or Outsource?
12.07.21 - Data Privacy Issues vs. Data Security
Resources for Business
Wire Fraud Rack Card
Create YOUR Rapid Response Plan
Title Agents plan ahead with this Rapid Response Plan for Wire Fraud Incidents supported by FLTA. (Download Plan) The Fraud Notification Steps walk through process of how to respond to a breach.
When following the Fraud Notification procedure, you will also want to log your communications to track and verify steps taken. Use FLTA's Rapid Response Worksheet to accomplish this.
Where to report links:
Field Offices | United States Secret Service
Microsoft End of Support Deadlines Announced (Posted 04/2019)
Microsoft recently announced it will be suspending support by date certain on various Operating Systems. Check the list to see if you computer system is on it.
The above is not legal advice. For appropriate legal recommendations we recommend contacting your general counsel.
Cyber Security Committee
01/2021 - Cyber Fit New Year's Resolutions - 6 Quick Tips
03/2021 - Protect the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
06/2021 - Where are Your Secrets Being Kept? Printer Risks/Vulnerabilities
12/2021 - Let's Get Physical
In the News
Check Fraud is on the Rise - NPR - 2/3/22
Foreign National Fraud Bulletin - FBI - 02/2022
Ignore Fake 'NAR Health Insurance' Calls - NAR - 02.08.22
Homebuyer's Life Savings Stolen in Wire Fraud but Recovered for Timely Closing (2/24/2021)
Podcast: ALTA Discusses Wire Fraud on AARP Perfect Scam Podcast (3/2/21)
Lender Agrees to $1.5M Fine for Violating N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulation (3/10/2021)
Stay Vigilant Against Business Email Compromise, Phishing Emails (6/22/21)
Almost All LinkedIn User's Data Has Been Scraped and is Up for Sale on the Dark Web - KnowBe4 - 6/30/2021
DFS in New York Issues Warning to Regulated Entities Concerning Heightened Risk to Cyber Attacks (1/4/2020)
Young Couple Loses $775,000 (02/25/20)
Title Companies: Expanding Regulatory Territory (2/25/20)
Coronavirus And Cybercrime — Hackers Use Coronavirus As Phishing Bait (4/13/20)
Video: How to Report Wire Fraud to FBI (10/2020)
Real Estate Agent and Broker Found Liable for Wire Fraud Loss (10/2018)