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Cyber Security Expert Tells All  - With Francis West (Let's Talk Lets)
Cyber Security Expert Tells All - With Francis West (Let's Talk Lets)
Bad actors, cyber-crime, hackers, phishing scams – as an estate or letting agent, these may not be the terms that spring up when you think about ‘security’. But online crimes targeting the property sector are on the rise & it’s important not to assume that this won’t happen to you, or your business.   With tenants and landlords’ information stored digitally & online payments and electronic signatures being just some of the tech norms for many property businesses now, it’s important to ensure you know the risks cyber-crime can pose for our sector, and more importantly, how to protect you and your business from them.   In today’s Let’s Talk Lets pod, we team up with Francis West from Security Everywhere to cover how agencies can protect against cyber-crime including financial fraud and identity theft. Francis talks through the specific risks that the property sector faces, how to formulate a cyber plan for your business and even gives some quick step by step top tips on securing your business and personal phones from hackers.   This is the first release in a series of webinars & e-Guides we will be working alongside Francis to deliver so follow us today to stay up to date with the latest advice, tips and news on this topic!     Finally, as well as listening to the pod, Francis recommended watching this short video on the new 'stolen device protection' feature released in the IOS 17.3 Apple update recently - increase your security when away from home or work in a couple of minutes for free!