Data breaches are on the rise, with 43% of all cyber-attacks targeting small businesses. Cyber criminals are focused on small businesses as they typically have weak defenses, making them easier to breach.
Real estate firms are a prime target for attacks. Rental applications, leases, credit reports, and agreements all contain confidential data in the form of personal, third party, or corporate information. This information can be sold on the black market, leading to identity theft of tenants and clients, financial theft from corporate and business accounts, and even additional breaches to business partners and entities.
- Approximately 33 percent of real estate firms have dealt with a cyber attack
- 60% of small businesses are forced to go out of business after a data breach
Why Should You Be Concerned With Cybersecurity?
Data breaches put real estate firms at numerous risks including:
- Litigation Risk / Exposure
- Financial Loss From Fraud
- Regulatory Fines
- Missing or Unrecoverable Data
- Reputation Damage
- Costly Technology Fees
Many real estate firms are currently using outdated forms of security, such as anti-virus programs or traditional firewalls. While these tactics may have worked a decade ago, the IT security landscape today is much more complex. If firms rely on them as their only form of protection, they're ignoring the countless types of attacks they are susceptible to.
We live in a mobile world, with employees connecting remotely all the time. Firewalls can't protect their devices outside the office. If a breach was to occur, the only thing an anti-virus program would do is produce an alert that damage had been done. Real estate firms need a cybersecurity service provider that protects everyone, even if they're away from the office.
Proactive cyber security can stop threats from impacting your business and expedite recovery if an issue were to occur, minimizing costs and impact.
- 50 percent admit that they don't have cybersecurity measures in place to deal with a data breach.
- 80 percent of the data breaches reported in 2012 happened to organizations that did not rely on the internet as a core piece of their business
- SMBs Unprepared for Security Breaches, March 11, 2013
Why Is Todyl Protection the Solution You Need?
Todyl is the first cybersecurity service designed specifically for small businesses - it’s powerful, simple, and affordable. Todyl can be setup by anyone in a matter of clicks, and our pricing is straight forward. Only pay for what you use each month. No sales people, no long-term contracts, no hidden fees.
Todyl is unique as it delivers the full spectrum of security small businesses need but were previously unable to afford: protection, detection, response, and recovery.
A strong cyber defense consists of multiple layers of protection (we call this defense-in-depth). Historically, only large companies could afford the expensive hardware and industry experts associated with this type of protection. Todyl has moved the capabilities of expensive security hardware into the cloud, giving small businesses access to the protection they need, at a cost they can afford.
Our cybersecurity experts keep an eye on your network and devices so you can focus on bringing in more clients and expanding your business.
Are you ready to stop cyber criminals from stealing valuable data and costing your business revenue and reputation? Contact us today to discuss your cybersecurity needs.