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Data security for agents and brokers [VIDEO]

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It might be easy for brokers and agents who are on the go to overlook data security when managing files and equipment between offices and their homes, mobile devices and in the cloud. But it's important to remain diligent about protecting information that resides in the cloud -- or on paper or a piece of hardware -- because real estate brokers and agents suffer hundreds of security breaches each year, said Matt Cohen, chief technology officer for real estate consulting firm Clareity Consulting.     Clareity Consulting's Chief Technology Officer Matt Cohen talks about the importance of data security. Most often, he wrote in a recent blog post detailing how agents can ensure their data's security, information breaches occur in physical form -- external hard drives, paper files, lost phones, even printer and fax hard drives -- not network ones. First of all, Cohen advised, it's important for agents and brokers to understand and catalogue what sensitive informat...