Data encryption: A how-to guide for real estate professionals

Keep your clients' information safe
  • Real estate agents handle a lot of sensitive client information that needs to be protected.
  • Cyber attacks have been growing exponentially in the past few years including attacks on small businesses.
  • Encrypting data is one of the surest ways to mitigate the risk of your client information being breached.

Real estate agents handle an array of highly sensitive client information — including income tax returns, bank account data, social security numbers, salary information and more. A data breach not only threatens clients’ financial security, but it can also ruin a real estate professional’s reputation.