Jeremy Rasmussen

Notes from the NMHC Annual Meeting

Notes from the NMHC Annual Meeting

I attended the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) annual meeting last week in Orlando, FL. Abacode is a cybersecurity leader in U.S. multifamily real estate industry – which encompasses 40 million multifamily units valued at $3 trillion.

Cybersecurity Playbook for Multifamily Housing I.T. Enterprises

Cybersecurity Playbook for Multifamily Housing I.T. Enterprises

The U.S. multifamily property management industry encompasses 40 million multifamily units valued at $3 trillion. More than 800,000 people work as employees of the management industry, while tech and service vendor companies employ hundreds of thousands more. And the industry is growing, requiring 4 million more units by 2030 just to keep up with demand. (Source: https://www.forbes.com).

Fallout From the Kaseya Attack

Fallout From the Kaseya Attack

Just before the Fourth of July weekend, we saw an advisory from Kaseya Corp., the Miami-based maker of remote access software, that its Virtual System/Server Administrator (VSA) software had been compromised.

The most important thing for cybersecurity in multifamily

The most important thing for cybersecurity in multifamily

I have been working in cybersecurity for 25+ years and for the past five years in multifamily IT environments. I have learned about the typical scenarios in multifamily property management:

(1) numerous remote users (even before COVID!),

(2) heavy reliance on cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – from providers such as Yardi, RealPage, Entrata, and ResMan, and

(3) often a sense that those SaaS providers are “taking care of security for me.”

Fortify Your Defenses – NOW!

Fortify Your Defenses – NOW!

A Wakeup Call It’s not often that we get missives about specific cyber-threats from the FBI Special Agent coordinating our local InfraGard chapter. But earlier this month, we...

Lessons Learned from Oldsmar Water Plant Hack

Lessons Learned from Oldsmar Water Plant Hack

Cybersecurity experts have long warned of attacks on small municipal systems. Until hackers accessed the water treatment plant of a small Florida city this year, those warnings were “out of sight, out of mind.” Now, both local and national authorities’ perspectives on the dangers of cybersecurity attacks are changing.