Data Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Residents

You wouldn’t want your information out in the open for anyone and everyone to get their hands...

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How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Data Breach

On September 7th Equifax had a major security breach that potentially compromised 143 million...

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9 Important Ways to Protect Smart Devices From Hackers

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The tremendous growth in internet connected ...

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3 Signs you Aren't Getting Accurate Tenant Screening

Determining if your tenant screening provider has quality criminal and eviction data is...

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Avoid a $1,000 Fine when Screening Applicants

Recently I applied for rental housing for the first time in several years. I just sold my home...

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September 17, 2014

Three Tech Security Components to Protect Your CIC Credentials

The Home Depot® confirmed September 8, that a breach occurred with its payment data systems. This is merely the latest example of data breaches that have made national news headlines. As the nation’s premier provider of property management data solutions, CIC encourages clients to take proactive measures to protect devices and their CIC credentials.

June 02, 2014

CIC Partners with Identity Guard®, an Industry-Leading Identity Theft Protection & Recovery Service Company

CIC, the nation’s most trusted tenant screening provider, now offers Identity Guard®, a leading identity theft protection and credit monitoring service. For nearly three decades, CIC has proudly led...

April 28, 2014

Exercise Caution with Internet Explorer and your Emails

Microsoft announced over the weekend a vulnerability in the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) application that affects all versions from IE 6 to IE 11. This is how it works: Hackers set up a...

April 24, 2014

CIC's Online Systems Not Vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

CIC's online systems (, RentProtect and ApplyConnect) are not, and were not, affected by Heartbleed.

For the Ready2Apply Online Rental Application System, we took immediate action...