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Protect your real estate business from fraud and identity theft with paper shredding and hard drive destruction services from the leader in information destruction.

Information breaches and data theft have becoming more and more commonplace in the last few years. And where most incidents were once confined to the financial and retail sectors, more and more breaches occur in any industry that collects, manages, and stores confidential information – especially if that information contains financial details.

Whether you are in commercial or consumer real estate, firms like yours are likely targets because if the significant personal and financial information you rely upon in the course of any property transaction. And your relationship with your clients relies on transparency and confidentiality; they expect you to keep their personal, private information safe and secure from the threats and risks of an information breach.

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The impact is real.

30%
of real estate firms
reported an information security event in 2017

2017 Real Estate Industry Outlook Survey. KPMG. 2017

53%
of identity theft is non-digital

Identity Theft Assessment and Prediction Report, University of Texas. 2017

The average cost of
a data breach now exceeds
$7M

Ponemon Institute. 2017

“We have state-of-the-art security. It can’t happen to us”

Not everything your organization collects, stores, or handles is digital. Rental applications, credit reports, and contracts frequently spend some time in the real-world and if those hard copies are not destroyed securely when no longer needed, they represent a risk to your information security.

A firewall or a password won’t stop someone from taking sensitive information from your trash or recycling bin.
 

Over 28% of information breaches are caused by employee error or negligence.3

The truth is that many information breaches happen, not just because of inferior firewalls or weak passwords, not because of malicious hacks or cyber attacks, but because of employee error, negligence, or poor judgement!

You may be doing everything you can but one employee, casually dropping a seller agreement into their recycling bin, could undo everything.
 
recycle bin

Learn to recognize the risks.

For real estate firms, it’s safe to assume that most documents you or your employees handle, contain some form of confidential and sensitive information.

Whether its loan applications or property assessments, or even your own financial forecasts, you have a lot of information to secure.

If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your organization could be at-risk for an information breach ––

  • Contracts and agreements
  • Leases and rental contracts
  • Blueprints and floor plans
  • Payroll and HR documents
  • Client Financial Statements
  • Business Financial Statements
  • Tax Filings and Internal Audits
  • Development Plans and Forecasts
  • Social Security Numbers

Protecting your confidential information isn’t just good business, it’s the law!

Like most industries that work with private and confidential information, the insurance sector is heavily regulated and governed. And laws designed to protect identities, medical information, financial data, and personal privacy come with strict rules – and strong fines for violating them. We can help you stay compliant.

Here are just a few of the key Federal, State, and Local information security laws that require privacy compliance:

  • Gramm-Leach Bliley Act
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Applicable FTC and SEC Orders
  • Red Flag Rules
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Privacy breach notification laws enacted by each state
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

We know the relevant legislation. We can help you stay compliant.

Protecting your confidential information isn’t just good business, it’s the law!

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1 2017 Real Estate Industry Outlook Survey. KPMG. 2017
2 Identity Theft Assessment and Prediction Report, University of Texas. 2017
3 Cost of a Data Breach. Ponemon Institute. 2017

 

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