Cyber Snipers are After Your Clients: Protect Them or Pay the Price

By Bill Burding and Todd Sexton Cyber criminals target with sniper like precision. The safeguards adopted in recent years may not be sufficient to thwart these attacks. As you advance internal security measures, your clients become the target; however, your business may end up paying the price. Learn how to educate your clients, enhance organizational

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Building a Flexible Workforce

By Andrew Ewan What does a flexible workforce mean to you? Webster’s dictionary has the following definitions for flexibility: 1: capable of being flexed; 2: yielding to influence; 3: characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements Other than the first one, I think our industry is held hostage by the others. Although, I

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Reaching Customers in a Digital Age

Having a website that’s mobile friendly and being able to connect with clients on their smart phones is vital these days, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. In the newly released “Real Estate in a Digital Age 2019 Report,” NAR says that 76 percent of all buyers say they found

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Ransomware Attacks Target Government, Report Says

More than 70 state and local governments have been targeted with ransomware attacks in 2019, according to data and security firm Barracuda. Cybercriminals use malicious software, delivered as an email attachment or link, to infect the network and lock email, data and other critical files until a ransom is paid. Barracuda researchers analyzed 55 ransomware

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Digital Closings, But Were Afraid to Ask

By Danielle L. Kaiser NTP Summary: We’ve been talking about this for many years … But have you had all your questions answered? This lab will provide a safe space for frank discussions with your peers about the realities of implementing this technology in your operations. Digital closings are possible, but have been a long

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Recruiting Title Employees from Unexpected Places

By Donna Martin One April afternoon, I was on a three-hour conference call while driving from one title office to another delivering fresh lilies to each member of the staff. With my chin holding my cell phone, I was setting  potted plants on their desks and mouthing the words “Thank you.” This may have seemed

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How to Comply With Data Privacy Laws

By Robyn Anderson I recently read that the global population creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, and that 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the past two years. By 2020, it’s estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth. At the same time,

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ALTA Compensation Index Helps Title Agents Evaluate Salary, Benefits Packages

Benchmarking is an important tool and worthwhile investment for human resource departments to help support the organization by attracting and retaining the talents needed while managing salaries and costs of the organization in the right manner. From a staff perspective, it is important to ensure fair salaries in terms of internal and external benchmarking. To

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Report: Business Ransomware Skyrockets

Researchers noted that ransomware took a hiatus after its 2016 and 2017 heyday, but according to the latest report from Malwarebytes, it’s back in a big way—targeting businesses with fierce determination, custom code and brute force. Malwarebytes reports that over the last year, business detections of ransomware rose 365 percent from Q2 2018 to Q2

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