Like a shield wall for an army, Security Awareness Training is a valuable tool to help reduce your cyber liability exposure by employing a formal process of educating agents regarding cybersecurity threats. The bad guys are working hard to obtain your information so they can leverage it into money. You need to protect the weakest link in your cybersecurity from being compromised, your agents. An effective security awareness program will educate & test agents overtime to make sure they understand the red flags to identify phishing scams. Also, it should cover best practices regarding remote connectivity, funds transfers, mobile devices, and encryption, etc. Check out our 5 Simple Steps Real Estate Agents can do themselves to reduce Cyber exposure.
Confirming how well the awareness program is working can be difficult. At the end of the training, agents should become a more alert cyber citizens and always think before they click. PBI Group is working to develop a Security Awareness Training program for our insured. If you are interested in participating please let us know.