Secure your property assets with advanced cybersecurity pen testing.

Why is Cyber Security such an issue for the Property sector?

Cybersecurity is a critical concern for the property industry as digitalisation introduces vulnerabilities, risking data breaches and operational disruptions. Robust cybersecurity measures are essential to protect sensitive information and ensure the secure functioning of property-related processes.

The property sector is most at-risk for cyber attacks, new research by Hiscox shows. The study found that cyber attacks have increased by 9% (from 44% in 2022, to 48% in 2023, with businesses experiencing a median annual loss of over £19,000 due to cyber-related incidents.

Property Industry Eye, 2023

Most Common Threats in the Property Sector

While all industries are susceptible to cyber threats, some are more prominent than others. Take a look at the most common ones facing your industry...


What is it?

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts files, demanding payment for their release, posing a significant threat to property systems and data.

What would the impact be?

Ransomware attacks can disrupt property management operations, lead to data loss, and result in financial losses if the ransom is paid.

How would we reduce this risk?

Regularly back up critical property data, implement robust email filtering systems to detect malicious attachments, and conduct employee training to recognise and avoid phishing attempts.

Icon - Elements Webflow Library - BRIX Templates

Data Breaches

What is it?

Data breaches involve unauthorised access to sensitive property information, risking the exposure of client data, financial records, and transaction details.

What would the impact be?

Data breaches can lead to reputational damage, financial loss, and legal consequences, affecting the trust and credibility of property-related entities.

How would we reduce this risk?

Implement encryption for sensitive data, enforce strict access controls, conduct regular security audits, and educate staff on data protection policies to mitigate the risk of data breaches.

Icon - Elements Webflow Library - BRIX Templates

Internet of Things Vulnerabilities

What is it?

As smart technologies and IoT devices become prevalent in the property sector, vulnerabilities in these interconnected systems pose a growing threat.

What would the impact be?

Exploitation of IoT vulnerabilities can lead to unauthorised access, manipulation of property systems, and compromise of security, potentially affecting property owners and tenants.

How would we reduce this risk?

Regularly update and patch IoT devices, implement network segmentation, and conduct thorough vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential weaknesses in interconnected systems.

Icon - Elements Webflow Library - BRIX Templates

How can you protect against cyber attack?

Do the Top 10 basics
  1. Ensure Secure Backups: Protect against ransomware attacks with reliable backup systems; recovery relies on a secure backup strategy.
  2. Strong Password Policies: Prevent unauthorized access through robust password practices; avoid password reuse to deter quick account takeovers.
  3. Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Boost security with multiple identification methods; MFA is a crucial defense, especially against Dark Web-sold passwords.
  4. Use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): Safeguard remote and home connections to internal systems; VPNs prevent eavesdropping and fortify against common attacks.
  5. Enforce Encryption: Encrypt critical data on mobile devices and ensure encryption for internal and cloud storage; take a comprehensive approach to data protection.
  6. Anti-Phishing Email Controls: Strengthen defense against human vulnerabilities; shield against phishing attacks and malicious links through email content control.
  7. Prioritize Staff Training: Integrate cybersecurity awareness into onboarding and ongoing education; combat evolving threats with continuous staff training.
  8. Cloud Security Compliance: Verify that cloud services meet industry security standards; regularly review and update security settings for data storage and application services.
  9. Foster Reporting Culture: Establish a reporting culture for addressing issues promptly; create and update response plans to enhance organizational resilience.
  10. Cyber Essentials PLUS Certification: Align with government-backed Cyber Essentials PLUS for fundamental organizational security; includes proactive testing to reinforce cybersecurity measures.
Follow industry-specific advice
Robust Network Security

Secure property systems with firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and regular security audits.

Educate Employees

Train property staff to recognise and avoid phishing attempts, use strong passwords, and follow security protocols

Regular Updates

Ensure that all property-related software, applications, and IoT devices are promptly updated with the latest security patches to address vulnerabilities.

And finally - regular penetration testing and vulnerability scanning

Precursor Security's vulnerability scanning and penetration testing services are essential for the property industry, systematically identifying and addressing weaknesses in systems and networks. By simulating real-world cyber attacks, we provide targeted solutions to enhance overall security and proactively manage cybersecurity risks in the property sector.

See what we can do to protect your organisation today.

Get in touch with us for a free consultation or quote.

Check - Elements Webflow Library - BRIX Templates
Thanks for joining our newsletter
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.