"How Solid is Your Cybersecurity Plan?" by RF Director Lauren Stokes, Published in Institutional Real Estate Americas

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January 2019 | Dallas, TX — RealFoundations Director Lauren Stokes' article 'How Solid is Your Cybersecurity Plan?' has been published in the February issue of Institutional Real Estate Americas magazine, a monthly publication for institutional investors in real estate — pension plans, foundations and endowments — and the consultants and real estate investment managers who serve them.

In the article, Stokes identifies Cybercrime as one of the biggest threats facing nearly every organization worldwide. Until recent years, the CRE sector has not been a primary target of cyber-terrorism, although the industry is becoming more susceptible to sophisticated and dangerous attacks as the increased use of digital technologies exposes secure information through data proliferation, online transactions and the Internet of Things. 

The article provides examples of the most common types of cyber-attacks as well as simple steps to secure an organization’s data through leading technology practices, policies, procedures and governance.  Click the image to the right for the full article.

Despite recurring news headlines of massive fallouts from data breaches, many CRE companies are still ill-equipped at protecting themselves from potential attacks, moreover they are unprepared for timely detection, containment and mitigation. In the event of such an incident, these organizations are almost certain to suffer highly disruptive and costly impacts as well reputational damage.

It is no longer a question of ‘if’ your business will be victimized, but rather ‘when’. Safeguarding your business from cybercrime is a demanding, ongoing function.
— Lauren Stokes - Director, RealFoundations

Not only is technology continuously changing but so are the tactics employed by cyber-thieves. There is a great deal of new information to keep up with and leading practices are constantly evolving.  To learn more about how RealFoundations can help with your cybersecurity needs, please contact Lauren Stokes, Director of RealFoundations Managed Services Technology, at (214) 292-7036 or Lauren.Stokes@realfoundations.net.

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