Clareity Consulting is committed to improving information security practices in the real estate industry and employs three strategies in this effort:
The most important thing to know about “Information Security” is that it is a much broader problem than “Computer Security”. While there have been some significant computer security breaches in our industry, most of the publicized information security breaches have had nothing to do with computers. So, there are roles in an information security program for management, IT staff – and everyone else.
Wire fraud has become such a significant issue for our industry. Clareity has written, and regularly updates, “Reducing the Risk of Wire Fraud,” which covers many aspects of the wire fraud scam and outlines what brokers need to do in great depth. Tom Flanagan has created a well-written piece as well, “Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry” (links off-site). Also, Sam DeBord posted a video to YouTube that’s worth watching: “Real estate wire fraud, email scam” (links offsite).