FTC Safeguards Rule Compliance
Serving Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers and All FTC-Defined Financial Services Companies
Manage training, reporting, monitoring and updates through a single vendor. Exceed compliance standards with hands-on security professionals at an affordable price.
FTC Safeguards compliance will soon be mandatory for all businesses defined as financial services providers by the Federal Trade Commission.
Protect Now has developed complete FTC Safeguards Rule compliance to provide small businesses with a single, turnkey solution that manages all compliance needs. We will help you secure your systems and encrypt communications, as well as manage all paperwork, documentation and filing. All you need to do is supply some information, and we will provide all the reporting and compliance support you need.
Real Estate Industry FTC Compliance from a Proven Partner
Protect Now is a respected leader in real estate cyber security training. We now offer complete FTC Safeguards Compliance for mortgage and Real Estate companies. Our services surpass FTC Safeguards Rules for encryption, reporting and data privacy, and our training is eligible for CE credits in some states.
FTC Safeguards Compliance For Real Estate
Are you subject to the FTC Safeguards Rule? Download our Step-by-Step Guide for Real Estate Professionals. This white paper will help you determine whether you are subject to the Safeguards Rule and provide guidance on the steps needed to comply.
Is My Business Subject to the FTC Safeguards Rule?
The following businesses are considered financial services providers under the FTC Safeguards Rule:
- Real estate settlement service providers, including agents
- Personal property and real-estate appraisers, unless you are conducting appraisals only on a one-time basis and building no client relationship
- Mortgage brokers
- Finders – companies or individuals that connect buyers and sellers for the purpose of completing any real estate transaction.
Banks, loan officers and insurers are covered under Section 505 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
Businesses are exempted if they store records for fewer than 5,000 individuals.
Why Can’t I Handle My Own FTC Safeguards Compliance?
Unless you are a Qualified Individual with a background in cyber security, you cannot comply with the FTC Safeguards Rule on your own. For more information on this, please see our article, FTC Safeguards Rule: Who Is a “Qualified Individual”?
Yes, It’s Affordable. Yes, It’s Engaging.
If you think you can’t afford our services, we should talk. We won’t sell you on how it’s cheaper than a cyber attack. We will give you a quote that’s reasonable.
If you think cyber security training is watching a video and answering some built-in questions, you need to experience our training. We use a combination of engaging, interactive seminars and micro-learning modules to change corporate culture and teach employees that cyber security is their business.
Turnkey Real Estate FTC Safeguards Compliance
Protect Now will provide Qualified Support to meet all aspects of compliance.
- Regular compliance status reports from a Qualified Cyber Security Expert ("Qualified Individual")
- Written security plans and protocols
- Software and Hardware Inventory with Monitoring and Updates
- Data encryption for transmission and storage
- Employee Access Logs and Separation Protocols
- Multi-Factor Authentication
- Review of Third-Party Providers and Systems with Documentation
- Secure Destruction of Customer Data and Compliance with Data Removal Requests
- Employee Cyber Security Training
As a growing number of Real Estate professionals around the United States know, Protect Now cyber security training is second to none. Our training program is eligible for CE credits in Texas and Delaware, with more states to be announced in 2023.
Our program uniquely meets both the CE credits and FTC Safeguard Rule standards for real estate professionals, driving greater value from an already affordable service. We can also provide Dark Web monitoring that lets you know what’s being shared about you and your business online.
We Made It Affordable
Protect Now is a trusted partner in the Real Estate industry with extensive training, VCISO and anti-phishing experience. Our years of working with agents, brokers, appraisers and financial service providers give us an in-depth understanding of the risks facing the industry, the importance of personal security as well as business security and the challenges that cyber security programs present to daily operations.
We also understand the financial reality for Real Estate businesses. This program was built to serve the industry affordably. Ask us for a demo and a quote and you’ll see that our program is the superior choice for Real Estate professionals.
These are some of the businesses and oroganizations who have partnered with Protect Now for cyber security support.