Extraordinary Homes are not the same anymore. We are seeing upwards of $500k in technologies built into the homes for Data, Security, Audio/Visual, and MultiMedia. But Data and Client theft are torture for owners of Extraordinary Homes with House Staff. The thieves, the hackers, in the baddies, are having a field day stealing data or destroying the flow for expensive mobile employees on the property.
Extraordinary Homes need Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools to manage their mobile staff and their tech. Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools protect mobile technologies like laptops, home-computers, tablets, ipads, iphones, everything that signs into your data from anywhere.
Two scenarios I wanted to bring up that should make you want to get Remote Monitoring and Management RMM for your staff computers.
1.The Maid: She was hired and placed by an agency. Upon being fired for entering parts of the home that were off limits to her, she claimed that her devices were lost in a car theft. They were not. Later, her boyfriend used the devices to break into the home at 11pm. With RMM, we could have located the devices and wiped them clean. RMM should be on ALL Family Office devices to track and manage technical tools used by house staff.
2.The wealthy socialite with the famous charity: after the socialite’s husband passed away, she was grieving and had many bank accounts with millions of dollars in them. The hackers got into her iPad , put a little application on it and watched how she worked. They saw that she was doing a building project and using some of the funds from her charity in order to build the new offices. If RMM were on this device, we could have been alerted to the device being used even when she was not using it.
The hackers saw that she would send invoices to a bookkeeper in Colorado. The bookkeeper in Colorado would receive the invoices and make bank transfers to contractors. Two invoices were sent by the hackers to the bookkeepers using the email address of the wealthy socialite. Since sending ‘approved’ invoices this way was a habit of the wealthy socialite, the bookkeepers set up the wire transfers and wired $492,000 for new tile and new sheet rock to the Bank of Nevada. The bank account in Nevada, as soon as the money was received, wired the money to a bank account in Brazil. The owners of the bank account in Nevada we’re actually in Tibet, of all spiritual places. The hackers, when the applet was discovered on the iPad, were from Uzbekistan. This operation was an Uzbekistani, Tibetan, Brazilian group of scam artists- a global, international group of scammers, who successfully stole $492,000. These wires went unnoticed for 30 days. And after 30 days it’s really too late.
The wealthy socialite didn’t accept our recommendation to put RMM tools on her staff computers because she didn’t feel like her staff would be happy having an oversight tool on their computers. None of this theft would have happened if we had put RMM tools on her staff computers. We would have immediately Alerted to the installation of this fraud-app. The wealthy socialite had plenty of money and didn’t need to worry about cost. RMM tools are about protecting companies, not spying on them.
Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools are now a necessary way to go in these post covid times when people are mobile and working from home and all the normal security layers to an office no longer exist.
Have a beautiful life. Get Remote Monitoring and Management RMM tools for your staff computers. Call IPSOFACTO today (415)362-2922 or contact us through our online form.