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Every day, our industry experiences cyberattacks aimed at stealing closing funds. If you think you’re safe, guess again. NO ONE IS IMMUNE.  

A startling fact from the FBI: Between 2015 and 2018, real estate transaction scams increased more than 1,000%.

To help you protect your practice, your funds, your employees and everyone with whom you interact, we've pulled together these valuable tips, learning opportunities, links and updates. Feel free to download and share the 8 Cybersecurity Commandments flyer and the Information Security FAQs document.


8 Cybersecurity Commandments

Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Cyber-Secure!

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8 Cybersecurity Commandments PDF (.pdf)


How to Report Cyber Fraud

If you feel that your business or information may be compromised through a cyber attack:

  • Inform local law enforcement or the state attorney general as appropriate.
  • Report stolen finances or identities and other cyber crimes to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. If a wire transfer was involved, also file a complaint at bec.ic3.gov.
  • Report fraud to the Federal Trade Commission at www.onguardonline.gov/file-complaint.
  • Report computer or network vulnerabilities to US-CERT via the hotline: 1-888-282-0870 or www.us-cert.gov.

 

Webinars

Video – A Fund Roundtable: Cyber-Hygiene Tips You Need to Adopt Today - Watch Now

Join the attorneys of The Fund's Legal Education Department as we present A Fund Roundtable: Cyber-Hygiene Tips You Need to Adopt Today. We will share practical tips that law firms and title agencies can adopt to mitigate against cyber-crime and which can be incorporated into the member's Best Practices manual.


Video – Cyber Security In the Age of Cyber-Crime - Watch Now

Join Darrell Marsh, The Fund's Computer Security Manager, Information Technology, as he presents Computer Security in the Age of Cyber-Crime. This program focuses on the various types of computer security that Fund members and their information technology managers need to consider employing to protect against data breaches and cyber-attacks. Invite your IT managers to attend!


Video – Third-Party Security Vetting for Law Firms - Watch Now

Join Ron Frechette, CEO of GoldSky Security for a FREE webinar, Third-Party Security Vetting for Law Firms. Ron wowed the crowd at Fund Assembly with his Dark Web presentation and is back to introduce Fund members to the third-party security vetting processes that larger companies are implementing to ensure that their vendor and law firm partners are properly protecting their sensitive data.

Information Security Questions

Email questions to fraudfaq@thefund.com. If your question can help others, we'll add it to our information security FAQs page.

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News & Alerts




ALTA Wire Fraud Checklist

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Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Cyber-Secure.

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Regulatory Compliance Highlights - July 17, 2019

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Lender Payoff Scam Alert

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