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ALTA Develops Rapid Response Plan for Wire Fraud Incidents
August 21, 2018
Wire transfer fraud is a threat to every title operation regardless of size, location or years in business. That’s why ALTA created a 10-step guide on what to do if they’ve been hit by wire fraud. Read on to download the rapid response plan.
South Carolina Governor Signs Cybersecurity Bill into Law
May 29, 2018
The law creates rules for insurers, agents and other licensed entities covering data security, investigation and notification of breach. This includes maintaining an information security program based on ongoing risk assessment, overseeing third-party service providers, investigating data breaches and notifying regulators of a cybersecurity event.
10 Cybersecurity Threats and Trends
March 22, 2018
Title and settlement companies must remain vigilant protecting data and money. Christopher Skinner, chief executive officer of technology security firm SpiderOak, details 10 threats and trends to look out for across business, governmental and personal arenas.
7 Tips to Enhance Cybersecurity Awareness in Your Organization
March 8, 2018
A recent study has shown that the average size of a data breach has increased 1.8 percent to more than 24,000 records since 2016. It is now more important than ever to implement preventative measures to help mitigate the risk of cyber attacks and train employees on cybersecurity best practices. The weakest link is often not the technology itself, but the users who can unknowingly cause a security incident through events such as opening a phishing email or allowing a visitor on-site without checking their access.
Hit by Wire Transfer Fraud? Use the Kill Chain Process
January 30, 2018
The FBI offers a Financial Fraud Kill Chain (FFKC) process to help recover large international wire transfers stolen from the United States. This process can only be used if the fraudulent wire transfer meets certain criteria.
ALTA Joins Industry Groups Urging Congress to Enact National Data Breach Legislation
January 9, 2018
Following a series of recent data breaches, ALTA and 21 other industry groups sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee asking Congress to pass strong federal data protection and consumer breach notification legislation to help ensure consumers’ important personal and payment information is not vulnerable to cyber hackers.
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