What would an auditor find in an onsite assessment regarding your data security compliance and how would you measure up in such an evaluation?
With the recent federal regulatory pressure put on lenders to ensure their vendors have secure accounts, now is the time for title insurance agents and settlement services professionals to check business practices for holes and to provide lenders with proof of data security compliance. 2014 has been labeled the year of implementation, and when it comes to data security, there are numerous actions title and settlement services professionals should take to protect their company’s dollars, data and customer information.
But what is required for protection? Where are the troublesome areas? What should you implement and how? What are the costs associated with implementation? What would a security auditor find in an onsite assessment regarding your data security compliance and how would you measure up in such an evaluation? What often is missing in title operations that open up customer information to outside threats? In this 90-minute webinar, you will learn the answers to these questions and, specifically, what it means to “implement” to ensure data security compliance.
Join The Legal Description and sponsor Real Estate Data Shield on and learn about:
- Recent regulatory actions surrounding data security;
- The impact of increased scrutiny of the title insurance and settlement services industry;
- How to position yourself for the anticipated new requirements from lenders;
- Putting data security laws, rules, bulletins and guidelines in perspective;
- The evolution of data security and best practices for regulatory compliance; and
- How to prepare for a data security assessment and audit.
This webinar will guide you down the right path as you assess your protection measures within your company. Order your recording today and receive the full PowerPoint presentation, along with related articles from October Research, LLC publications.
Chief Information Officer, Security Compliance Associates
Matthew Froning is the chief information officer of Security Compliance Associates (SCA) and a TS-SCI cleared Information Technology/Information Security specialist with extensive experience. In the U.S. Air Force, as both an active duty member and federal contractor, Matt led technical assessments, evaluations and integrations of multiple complex Network Warfare products. A former commissioned USAF officer, Matt was a federal agent and the chief of Computer Investigations & Operations for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
After active duty, Matt was the regional manager, Cyber Operations Division, for ManTech International Corp., where he led the daily operations of a nearly $8 million government contract, while also conducting vulnerability assessments for several Fortune 500 corporations and providing critical information on vulnerabilities and solutions to ensure the integrity and security of their networks.
Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Privacy Group
Richard Purcell has been a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection challenges since the late 1990s. He leads Corporate Privacy Group (CPG), an independent consulting firm focusing on establishing sustainable and effective information security and privacy programs. CPG supports multi-national corporations, Internet start-ups and government agencies in planning, developing and implementing enterprise-wide programs designed to respect and protect personal information. CPG also offers award-winning Web-based education and training courseware for security and privacy awareness, knowledge and skills development.
As Microsoft’s original privacy officer, Richard designed, developed, implemented and oversaw one of the world’s largest and most advanced privacy programs spanning Internet properties, software products, end-user support and information systems. In 2002, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative included the global privacy program as a key enterprise pillar. Throughout this period, Richard worked closely with regulators and legislators in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia to create global accountability and compliance standards and maintains those relationships today. Richard also served as chairman of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to the Department of Homeland Security, executive director of the nonprofit research agency, the Privacy Projects, and as a member of the Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access & Security Advisory Committee. He sits on several corporate advisory boards and regularly addresses issues of information privacy and data protection.
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School
Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Paul Schwartz is a leading international expert on information privacy law. He is a professor at Berkeley Law School and a director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Paul has testified before Congress and served as an advisor to the Commission of the European Union and other international organizations. He assists numerous corporations and law firms with regulatory, policy and governance issues relating to information privacy. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and corporate events in the United States and abroad.
Paul now applies his expertise in privacy and data security compliance to the title and settlement industry. He has been a frequent speaker at industry events concerning legal regulations, as well as the best practices for title and settlement companies. Paul is the author of many books, including the leading casebook, “Information Privacy Law,” and the distilled guide, “Privacy Law Fundamentals,” each with Daniel Solove. “Information Privacy Law,” now in its fourth edition, is used in courses at more than 20 law schools. He publishes on a wide array of topics including data analytics, telecommunications surveillance, data security breaches, health care privacy, privacy governance, data mining, financial privacy, European data privacy law and comparative privacy law. He is a graduate of Yale Law School.
Christopher J. Gulotta, Esq.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Real Estate Data Shield, Inc.
Chris Gulotta is the founder of Real Estate Data Shield (REDS) and was one of the very first to speak to our industry on the need for data security compliance. REDS is the first industry-specific company to provide title and settlement companies with security compliance tools through its Compliance Management Platform that provides our industry with: (i) Security Policy templates; (ii) award-winning staff training courseware; and (iii) security-assessment compliance tools, to help ensure compliance with the applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations regarding data security. Fidelity National Title Group and other leading national title underwriters have named REDS as their Preferred Vendor for Data Security Compliance.
Chris possesses a truly unique combination of sophistication in lender service-provider needs, regulator expectations and data security compliance obstacles and solutions. Chris has represented the leading institutional lenders in mortgage finance transactions for nearly 20 years and has been a thought leader in addressing the most essential needs of lenders. He has served on the board of directors and executive board of leading mortgage industry associations and speaks at the leading industry conventions (ALTA, NS3, etc.), on issues critical to the title and settlement industry, including industry Best Practices, data security compliance and lender liability for their service providers.
Chris is a graduate of Fordham Law School. He has served as a continuing legal education faculty member at Fordham Law School, Pace Law School, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association. He has been a featured columnist for and interviewed for articles in: The New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, The Title Report; The Legal Description; Valuation Review, etc., on topics including: data security compliance for title and settlement companies; privacy law; title escrow funds; RESPA reform; and new media and Internet law.