With the increased amount of fraud, malware, data breaches, and wire fraud, it's imperative to protect our data and email from malicious attacks. Daily I'm seeing spam and fraudulent emails that are blocked thanks to a system I've added to my computer.
Protecting my clients' emails and utilizing strong internet security is a top priority for my business. Adding Advanced Security from GoDaddy has really helped me to track how much spam, fraud and malware attacks have occurred. Since all of these are blocked, it's easy to see which email has malware when checking the blocked emails.
My desktop computer is monitored for malware and spam, but I've noticed that my emails end up in recipients' spam folders. This is something I'm still working on, but at least they are receiving my emails somehow!
Maintaining current updates for each type of software and technology is imperative to provide up to date technology for clients and for internet security.
While travelling, I utilize a personal wifi that is protected from attacks. Working on contracts from my laptop is secure with my own personal wifi is a must. This is NOT a hotspot on my cell phone, but a separate component with it's own cell number and secured internet access. Even in a hotel or public space, it's wise not to use another network that may not be secure.
As a full time REALTOR®, it's my responsibility to provide emails and attachments without viruses, malware or be seen as spam. I'll continue to monitor these systems to ensure good transfer of attachments so as not to share any viruses or malware to anyone else!