First International Title Proves Dedication to Data Security; Earns SOC 1 Compliance Through Third-Party Assessment

Eric Seward April 14, 2016

    First International Title, the largest independent title agent in Florida, has completed a rigorous third-party data security compliance assessment and has met the demanding requirements of the Service Organization Control 1 (SOC 1) standards.

    The third-party examination that led to compliance with the data security standard was administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a national Qualified Security Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa, FL.

    “This achievement is clear evidence of First International Title’s dedication to data security as a key element of our company culture,” said Jim Moran, CEO. “Financial institutions, clients, service providers and indeed all of the professionals with whom we do business require iron-clad data security at all levels of operations, and we are proud to be industry leaders in our focus on achieving and maintaining the highest standards of compliance.”

    The IT assurance and compliance professionals at 360 Advanced also helped the firm put into perspective the standards regulators are 1now requiring.

    “Achieving the SOC 1 standard adds to the level of confidence constituents have in First International Title and gives the firm a competitive edge over firms without that designation. It is certainly a benchmark among our peers,” commented John Sthreshley, Vice President.


    First International Title is marking its seventh anniversary in 2016. Founded during one of the slowest real estate markets in the past half century, the company has grown from a handful of offices to more than 30 offices throughout Florida, from Key West to Pensacola, as well as five branch locations in Texas operating under First Western Title. With more than 240 full-time employees on staff, the company provides cutting edge Title and Closing Services with local expertise and a personal touch, while supporting the local communities it serves. Closing services are offered in English, Spanish, German and French, and the staff has extensive experience closing residential, refinance, reverse mortgage, short sale, REO, deed-in-lieu and commercial transactions. The company does not outsource or offshore any portion of its core title services and it employs its own searchers and examiners to ensure quick turn times and accuracy.