Cybersecurity Best Practices for North Dakota Real Estate Professionals


Every day real estate professionals are entrusted with their clients' sensitive personal information. The benefits of conducting business in the digital age are innumerable, but as technology continues to evolve and grow, so too do the risks. This course examines common types of cyber risks and offers guidelines and best practices real estate licensees and brokerages can follow to protect clients' information-and their businesses-from cyber criminals and unintended data disclosure. It also explores vacant property and other types of real estate scams and frauds that licensees in North Dakota must be aware of to protect both their clients' and their brokerages' best interests.

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This course meets the 3-hour mandatory course requirement on vacant property and other real estate scams and frauds for the November 16, 2024 through November 15, 2025 CE cycle.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • describe the various types of cyber risks and the potential harm that can result
  • recognize why the real estate industry is a prime target of cyber criminals
  • identify best practices to avoid wire fraud at closings
  • recognize the importance of strong passwords and how to create them
  • explain how vacant land sale and rental schemes work
  • explain general business models used for wholesaling and the disclosure requirements when property is located in North Dakota
  • list the law enforcement agencies that should receive reports of suspected scams and fraud
  • explain how real estate professionals can best protect their clients' data and their own businesses against cyber risks and breaches
  • discuss the coverage provided by stand-alone cybersecurity insurance and how it can protect businesses

Designed For

Licensed North Dakota salesperson and brokers

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