Nearly 84% of consumers said they would not buy another car from a dealership after their data had been compromised. Pair that frightening stat with the fact that hackers are getting more sophisticated by the day. And one more for you – dealers are popping up on hackers’ radars as juicy targets.
Great, one more thing to keep you up at night.
In the last couple of months alone, organizations around the world have been victimized by ransomware attacks, Equifax disclosed that hackers gained access to nearly 150 million Americans’ sensitive financial data, and then, over the weekend, The New York Times reported that a massive cyber attack has shaken the National Security Administration “to its core”:
Current and former agency officials say the Shadow Brokers disclosures, which began in August 2016, have been catastrophic for the N.S.A., calling into question its ability to protect potent cyberweapons and its very value to national security. The agency regarded as the world’s leader in breaking into adversaries’ computer networks failed to protect its own.
That’s right. The NSA, “America’s largest and most secretive intelligence agency,” has been hacked. And roughly half of IT experts expect their organizations to face a similar fate over the next 12 months.
What can your business do to cope with the current crisis? We’ve got some ideas for you.
First, join us on the December 12 Webinar: Don’t Be a Victim of Cyber Security Breaches
Automobile dealerships are in a unique position to be at risk for a cyber security attack. In the digital era, cyber security breaches are probably one of the top threats to dealerships—not only to the business itself, but for your employees and customers too.
If large organizations such as Equifax, Target, Yahoo, and the NSA can be targeted, your dealership can be too. Such breaches can lead to serious financial and reputational damage.
Join us on December 12 to hear from a panel of thought leaders deeply experienced in cyber security. We’ll hear from…
- Jeff Ziplow, Partner at Blum Shapiro Consulting, and leader of the firm’s Risk Management and Process/Controls practice areas;
- Mary Harrington, First Vice President at SunTrust Bank; and
- Kynzie Sims and Joe Aakre of Compli, who will show you how compliance automation can help with that added layer of protection.
Register today for the webinar: Don’t Be a Victim of Cyber Security Breaches.
(If you’re busy and can’t attend the live webinar, no problem! Sign up anyway and we’ll send you the recording via email following the webinar.)