Tag: Land Title

29 Oct 2014

Settlement Service Providers, Adopting Encryption

Praised for our ease of use

They say a brand is not what vendors tell clients, but what clients tell each other. This is what is happening with Echoworx in the Land Title industry as more and more underwriters choose our platform to secure their communications. Praised for our ease of use and commitment to the industry, underwriters continue to recommend our solution to their settlement attorneys and title agents in an effort to achieve compliance.

Policy-based email solutions detect specified keywords, attachments, or number patterns like credit card and Social Security Numbers to encrypt a message. To deliver that message, Echoworx uses the best method for the recipient, whether it is directly to their inbox, through a secure web portal or as an encrypted PDF or ZIP file. This automated encryption flow means that NPI data is automatically protected and easy for recipients to open securely.

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Settlement service providers are invited to join our series of free webinars on email encryption for the Land Title Industry where we are discussing encryption, trends within the industry and how easy email encryption can be for your organization to implement and use. Check our Events page and register for an event.

10 Sep 2014

Challenged by Email Encryption?

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In 2014, email encryption has become a focus for the land title industry as the American Land Title Association (ALTA) released its best practices outlining the protection of consumer data. Echoworx’ affiliate programs through Old Republic and WFG Title Underwriters have created a community of secure communication and it continues to expand as our reach within the Title industry grows. More Land Title Agents are implementing email encryption because a key recommendations in ALTA Best Practice Pillar #3, Privacy & Information Security, is email encryption. Working with Title Agencies of all sizes, our high adoption rate in the industry has been attributed to our intuitive, non-disruptive user interface, as well as the flexibility and scalability of our platform.

Part of its dedication to the industry, Echoworx has created a series of free online webinars and workshops that outline recommendations of ALTA’s Best Practices Pillar #3 and what Title Agents can expect with their newly adopted email encryption solution. To learn how to make the most of our Title Agents Encrypted Mail Exchange, please register for the training sessions below. Whether a current customer or a Title Agent evaluating solutions, you  are welcome to participate in the sessions.

Friday September 12th, 2014 – 2:00 to 2:30 PM EST

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Friday September 26th, 2014 – 11:00 to 11:30 AM EST

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03 Jun 2014

Email Encryption Best Practices for Land Title Agents

The American Land Title Association recently posted a best practice tip on using encrypted email: keep it simple. Email encryption can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Good email encryption solutions should make the process simple for both senders and recipients, while keeping non-public personal information (NPI) secure.

NPI that must be protected includes everything from Social Security Numbers to loan fees, and the decision to protect this information is often left up to employees and therefore subject to human error. Policy-based email solutions remove this responsibility from individual employees by detecting specified keywords, attachments, or number patterns like credit card or Social Security numbers. Emails are then encrypted using the best method for the recipient, whether direct-to-inbox, through a secure web portal or as an encrypted PDF or ZIP file. This automated encryption flow means that NPI is automatically protected and easy for recipients to open securely.

The idea of encrypting information can be quite overwhelming, especially for title agencies. Land title agents are invited to join the upcoming free webinar on June 5th, 2:00 to 2:30 pm where we will discuss email encryption made simple. The presentation will outline what information needs to be encrypted, how information is encrypted and what to expect from encrypting emails.

To register for the webinar, click here.

11 Feb 2014

Email Encryption at Land Title Compliance and Technology Conference

I had the pleasure of being invited by Cloudstar to present on email encryption in Orlando, Florida this past week at their Land Title Compliance and Technology Conference. Although it may have been a cold couple of days for native Floridians, I was never so happy to see rain and 61 degrees. When you are leaving behind a few feet of snow – seeing grass was enough to make me happy.

The conference kicked off early Friday morning at the Hilton Orlando with a steady line-up of presentations throughout the day. From an outsider perspective it was great to learn more about the Title Industry and the daily procedures they go through. Often when I introduce myself to people and Echoworx – people respond “Email encryption … sounds complicated”; after seeing some of the acronyms, forms, and processes that Land Title agents have to go through – email encryption seems like a breeze (I can only say this because Echoworx has a very devoted technical team who makes the product seamless and easy to understand).

It came time for me to present on email encryption and the response was very positive. With ALTA Best Practices and increasing legislation in the industry, there were lots of questions and people who wanted to learn more. Around 6pm the conference wrapped up with a cocktail hour to reward those who made it through the day. I had the chance to meet with some great people and try some exceptional hors d’oeuvres in the process.

Overall I thought the conference was a great success and would like to thank Cloudstar for putting on such a great show and providing me the opportunity to be involved.

While at the conference I challenged the audience to decrypt a cryptogram to win 1 of 10 Starbucks gift cards – some found it too challenging, will you? If you’re a land title agent and haven’t yet submitted your answer, there is still time; please click here to give it a shot …