Business Continuity: Have a Plan

Earlier this year, while Americans across the country were still celebrating July 4th, Jaime Kosofsky and his staff woke the following day to learn that a fire had gutted Brady & Kosofsky’s main office in Matthews, N.C. Kosofsky, a partner with the law firm, said that within minutes of arriving on scene, the executive management

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What Is Multifactor Authentication?

An update to ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices that goes into effect in January requires the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for all remotely hosted or remotely accessible systems storing, transmitting or transferring non-public personal information. Multifactor authentication is different than the traditional method of logging into an account with a username

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Get Your Free ALTA Registry Listing

  In 1878, New Haven, Conn., became home to what is considered the world’s first telephone directory, consisting of a single piece of cardboard that included listings for 50 individuals, businesses and other offices in the city of 150,000 people. While other businesses had used telephones before—even printing lists of subscribers—the New Haven version claim to primacy rests on the

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GenEveryone: Connect With All Generations

Marketing and branding innovator Scott Stratten took the stage sporting a man bun for the closing Omni Session at ALTA ONE in Austin. Why the interesting hair style? Stratten quickly explained. “My wife loves it. That’s the only reason,” he joked. From there, the best-selling author and president of UnMarketing took attendees on a roller-coaster of

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ALTA President: Be Authentic and Win

In the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Freddie Mercury’s father says, “good thoughts, good words and good deeds.” It’s a reference to one of the core Zoroaster religious maxims, which reinforces the idea of doing the right thing, and worldly rewards will follow. Mary O’Donnell, ALTA’s 2019-20 president, mentioned this quote during her speech at ALTA ONE

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Survey: Most Title Companies Interested in Offering Digital Closings

Eighty percent of title companies are interested in conducting digital closings or have already closed some type of hybrid, electronic or remote online closing, according to recent ALTA survey. The survey of more than 800 title professionals showed that 44 percent are interested in digital closings, while 19 percent have researched vendors and applicable laws

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Alert: Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA

ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email with the subject line “American Land Title Association.” The email appears to come from Cande Fudge, ALTA’s membership and licensing manager. The email says ALTA is interested in doing an interview with the recipient and to review the attached document for more information. ALTA encourages

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Winners of ALTA Our Values Awards

ALTA announced the winners of the ALTA Our Values Awards, which serve as the industry’s cultural compass and highlight the core ideals ALTA members embrace. The four Our Values Awards were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, held Oct. 22-25 in Austin. Each of the three individual

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Why Our Economy Is Generating More Investment Growth in IP than IT

By Odeta Kushi Important, but easy to overlook shifts in investment trends may be contributing to our current era of low interest rates. An excess supply of global savings relative to the demand for that money for investments is driving down interest rates, which can be thought of as the price of money. The neutral

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ALTA Announces Winners of 2019 Title Webbies

ALTA announced the winners of the Title Webbies, an awards program recognizing member companies that have created or redesigned the best title industry consumer-facing website or page within the past year. The two Title Webbies were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, currently being held Oct. 22-25 in Austin. Nominees in

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