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Quick Take – Protecting Your Real Estate Business and Your Customer Data with Cybersecurity Wizard Eric Shorr

Quick Take – (Full Episode – #79 – Link Below to Full Episode)

We are talking cybersecurity today and learning about all of the ways that hackers are looking to infiltrate the secure files, emails, address books, and bank accounts for real estate brokerages and law firms.

Meet Eric Shorr, founder of Secure Future Tech Solutions, a Rhode Island-based industry leader providing small-to-medium sized businesses IT support and cybersecurity services, and maintenance of computer networks, servers, workstations and applications.

Eric launched the company in 1992 on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, and has been at it for over three decades now – probably longer than you’ve had an email address and even knew about the internet!

Eric has built a team of business specialists that are ready to become the computer departments for SMBs. They listen to a company’s organizational requirements, evaluate the existing systems configuration, implement the right hardware, software and cybersecurity solution, and maintain networks safely.

The best way to protect your firm from hackers is to train your team and be aware of the everyday risks that we all face – everything from back-end network security to teaching agents and employees what not to click on within emails.

Learn about some of the top threats and ways that you can protect your real estate brokerage or law firm.

In this episode, we discussed:

– What are some of the most common mistakes people make regarding cybersecurity?

– Cybersecurity best practices for real estate agencies and law firms

– Why real estate lawyers are a favorite target of hackers

– The best types of cybersecurity training for businesses

– What exactly are hackers looking for (hint: address books and passwords)

– What are phishing emails and how do hackers steal information with them?

– Why picking up the phone and getting verbal confirmation is important

– The benefits of cyber-liability and cybersecurity insurance

– Tips for employees who work from home and in non-traditional work settings

– Is your phone’s hotspot really safer than a shared wifi?

– Why is multi-factor authentication safer than just a password?

– When should remote workers be using Virtual Private Networks?

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