SOURCE: Midwest Real Estate Data

Midwest Real Estate Data

May 16, 2011 14:41 ET

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Computer and Network Security Workshop Huge Success

LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - On May 3, 2011, Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) hosted a day long Security Workshop designed for real estate professionals and staff members interested in computer and network security. The workshop was conducted by Clareity Consulting's Matt Cohen, a recognized expert in computer and internet security issues. Registration and attendance exceeded all expectations, filling the National Association of Realtors® conference facility in downtown Chicago for in-depth discussions regarding some of today's hottest technology issues.

Computer security breaches cost companies millions of dollars every year. With this in mind, Mr. Cohen began the workshop by highlighting the many ways computer and network vulnerabilities occur and the huge financial liability that can result from hackers gaining entry to your systems. He also reviewed company policies and vendor contracts, helping attendees to spot issues in their own internal and business documentation.

A portion of the program was dedicated to passwords and how simple efforts creating more effective passwords could significantly improve security. After laying out hardware considerations, Mr. Cohen spent the afternoon going into more technical detail, focusing on the web and server platforms and related security applications.

"We could not be happier with the success of our Security Workshop," said Russ Bergeron, CEO of MRED. "Part of our mission at MRED is to identify segments of our customer base and target programs and products directed to them. It is very important to us to offer a workshop to those who are more interested in and involved with technology and security issues. The reception it has received means more of these types of programs in the future."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is a real estate data aggregator and distributor that provides the largest multiple listing service (by listing volume) to nearly 40,000 customers, with property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

About Clareity Consulting

Clareity was founded in 1996 to provide information technology consulting to the real estate industry and its related businesses. Clareity is an innovative solutions provider committed to delighting its consulting clients. The company is headquartered in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. Clareity provides a wide variety of services to MLS, Associations, brokers, franchises, and software and service companies that serve the residential real estate market.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Jeff Lasky
    MRED Director of Communications and Training
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    Russ Bergeron
    MRED Chief Executive Officer
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