In collaboration with AON and CyberCert, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) introduces a cutting-edge Cyber Resilience Toolkit for real estate professionals.
REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella underscores the toolkit’s role in equipping professionals with knowledge and guidance to navigate the growing threat of cybercrime in the real estate industry.
“Cyber criminals employ increasingly cunning ways to steal money and personal information”Mercorella
Australians reported a staggering $33 billion lost to cybercrime in 2020-2021, with real estate professionals being a primary target due to large financial transactions and vast personal data.
The toolkit acts as a vital resource, helping real estate businesses build resilience against cyber-attacks. It facilitates the identification of common cyber risks, the preparation of businesses and employees with nationally recognized security measures, and the implementation of strategies to mitigate and recover from cyber incidents.
As the state peak body for the real estate profession, the REIQ has been proactive in empowering practitioners with cyber-related training, recognizing cyber-attacks as a significant threat.
“This cyber resilience toolkit is yet another way we can support real estate professionals”Mercorella
In partnership with CyberCert, the REIQ assists small and medium-sized businesses in achieving cyber certification, showcasing their commitment to information safeguarding. Additionally, real estate agents insured by AON gain complimentary access to CFC’s cyber response app when purchasing cyber insurance through AON.