Nowadays, few objects contain more personal and professional information than our smartphones. It’s simple to protect these devices from threats and criminals with a few proactive steps. Here are a few best practices: Enable password protection and use the strongest password possible. Activate the lockout screen and set a...
When you’re entrusted with sensitive information and documents, it’s certainly necessary to maintain a secure office environment. Tidiness, good information security practices and your best judgment help keep such data protected. Here are a few tips: Keep your workspace looking clean and professional. Don’t leave sensitive documents out on...
As the spring selling season kicks into high gear, so will your marketing efforts. This is a perfect time to refresh on the company’s Do Not Contact Policy. Failure to comply with federal and state laws when contacting consumers (e.g., calls, emails, texts and faxes) can lead to significant...
OneDrive, one of the powerful applications available in Office 365, enables you to securely access your documents from the cloud at any time. It also offers greater security for sharing sensitive documents through email when using your company-provided email address. Here are some tips for emailing documents securely: After...
As a real estate agent, it’s important to make personal security a top priority. Much of what you do every day involves meeting new people in unfamiliar surroundings. Practicing simple precautions will help ensure that you stay safe. Click on the play button above to watch a great video from...
If you aren’t already receiving your commissions via direct deposit, NRT encourages you to enroll in direct deposit as soon as possible so you can begin enjoying these key benefits: Your commission check will be in your bank account at least 24 hours sooner than with a paper check. ...
One of the biggest risks to cybersecurity is “Phishing” -- email scams that trick you into revealing private information, such as bank account details and social security numbers. Perpetrators of these scams contact people illegally, pretending to be individuals or organizations you trust. Be on the lookout for: Suspicious links...
In the continued effort to keep you informed and prepared when it comes to wire fraud, we’ve compiled some useful practices you should employ to prevent this threat from affecting your business: Always verify wire instructions by phone before transferring money Use previously known contact information when possible Be...
Your clients depend on you to handle personally identifiable information (PII) securely and confidentially. By safeguarding SSNs and financial account details, you help reduce the risk of identity theft. To protect personally identifiable information: Keep transaction files in a secure place. Password protect any device containing PII – Use...

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