ALTA Best Practices - Additional Resources

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2000-2015 Timeline of Statutes, Regs, Rules & Bulletins - CFPB, OCC, FTC, FRB & others
AICPA Attest Engagement - ALTA Best Practices Framework
ALTA - American Land Title Association
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ALTA Best Practices - Chicago Title NC BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS for Policies & Procedures
ALTA Best Practices - Chicago Title's North Carolina Approved Attorney Handbook (4-28-2015)
ALTA Best Practices - Information and Resources
ALTA Best Practices -- Chicago Title NC Combined SAMPLE Policies & Procedures (updated 4-28-2015)
ALTA Best Practices Compliance Management Report (MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED)
With the support of ALTA's Best Practices Task Force, ALTA has published a member-exclusive, 32-page Best Practices Compliance Management Report, which can be completed and provided to lenders and others evidencing compliance with Best Practices.
ALTA Best Practices to Protect Customers, Consumers and You
Video in ALTA Best Practices series.
ALTA Best Practices: All Videos in series
ALTA Best Practices: Next Steps and What It Means
Video in ALTA Best Practices series
ALTA Free Industry News
ALTA Membership Benefits (only $250/year for attorneys!)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Providing cyber risk protection and education for those involved in the financial institution, title and settlement industries. See webinar “Cyber Threats and Realities: Solutions for Real Estate and Hospitality” (Go to: ) Key Questions: The Financial Impact of Cyber Risk (Go to: )
Chicago (FNTG family) resources / partnered or preferred vendors
DataMotion - Best Practices for Encrypted Email & File Transfer
EC Purchasing - discounts on electronics, supplies, shipping & MORE!
eRecording Partners Network
Federal Reserve Board - Guidance on Managing Outsourcing Risk
Best Practices 2 and 3 recommend that background checks be completed in the hiring process and at specified intervals thereafter for employees with access to customer funds. LexisNexis can help through their partnership with FNTG. LexisNexis screening solutions has combined with FirstAdvantage and together than offer the industry's most comprehensive set of screening services including criminal records searches and education, employment and professional license verifications.
FTC regulations & articles on Privacy & Security (Information & Data)
HISTORY (Timeline) -- Best Practices, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Dodd Frank & the CFPB
Iron Mountain - retrieval, storage, management & destruction
LexisNexis/FirstAdvantage - employee background checks
North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section
North Carolina Closing Attorney Best Practices Task Force
Collaboration between NC Bar Association Real Property Section, RELANC and NC Land Title Association to provide resources and training for NC closing attorneys to adapt to the new Best Practices governed environment.
North Carolina Land Title Association (NCLTA)
North Carolina State Bar -- Rev. Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethics Opinions
OCC Bulletin -- Third Party Relationships / Risk Management Guidance
Real Estate Data Shield - on-line staff training, templates
Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina (RELANC)
reQuire - deed of trust satisfaction tracking service
Security Compliance Associates
For data security assessment, audit and Pillar 3 certification, including internal and external vulnerability assessment, physical security assessment, breach response and disaster recovery / business continuity plans.
Simplifile -- e-recording

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