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Roadmap to building a sustainable cybersecurity management program for real estate companies

Real estate fraud losses totaled $969 million in fiscal year 2017 – up from $19 million just one year earlier.

Cybersecurity risks are a fact of life for all organizations regardless of size or sector. Typically, organizations with large budgets and high transaction volumes are able to make significant investments in cybersecurity resources – that is, the people, process and technology that work together to identify, mitigate and respond to threats. Real estate companies do not often have the luxury of such investments. They face a unique challenge in that they have relatively small staffs managing high-volume, high-value financial transactions. This creates an ideal set of conditions for cybercriminals to act.

According to one global survey, 91% of real estate company leaders say their cybersecurity function does not meet their needs.

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This e-book is designed to help organizations understand and implement appropriate steps for cybersecurity planning.

The recommended framework is applicable to organizations in all industries. However, the combination of high financial stakes, limited staffing resources and rapid pace of activity make real estate organizations particularly attractive targets of cybercriminals. A carefully planned cybersecurity management program can provide the necessary framework for continuous monitoring and response in real estate.

Inside the e-book:

  • Cybersecurity management in real estate
  • Creating a sustainable cybersecurity management program
  • Demystifying data classification
  • Implement cybersecurity controls
  • Monitoring and verifying cybersecurity controls are performing effectively
  • Developing and implementing an effective breach response plan
  • Building a practical cybersecurity risk acceptance/risk transfer framework

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