Hello, 2018! Sure, the distinction between one collection of days and the next is largely arbitrary, but come on—doesn’t it feel good to say goodbye to last year? And isn’t it at least somewhat invigorating to start fresh? A new year brings new promises and opportunities for your dealership, new discoveries and trends, new tools […]
Will emerging transportation technologies bring in new truck drivers or push them away? That was the big question at a roundtable on “Emerging Technologies in the Trucking Industry” hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Highways and Transit last month. Over the course of 90 minutes, industry leaders and lawmakers discussed the potential […]
Think you’re safe from cyber attacks? Think again. During our recent webinar, How to be Cyber Secure, panelist Mary Harrington admitted that even she has gotten close to falling for phishing scams—i.e. messages that attempt to obtain sensitive information from the viewer through deception. Here’s what Mary told our audience: “I actually had one hit […]
We’ve all heard a well trained staff equals higher profits and higher productivity. But did you realize that using a CMS for online training can be your best legal defense also? This week, the “A” in our Q&A comes to us courtesy of Patrick Sanders and Kynzie Sims. Patrick Sanders, Of Counsel Smith Amundson Patrick […]
Our last webinar of 2017, Don’t Be a Victim of Cyber Security Breaches, is less than a week away. We’ve hosted a bunch of webinars on various topics this year, but this one feels especially timely. Perhaps it’s because every day brings news of cyberattacks, data thefts, and computing vulnerabilities. No organization or individual, it […]
Remember the cyber security story we wrote about a couple weeks back? The one about the National Security Administration—the United States’ largest electronic intelligence agency—getting hacked? Well, here’s one part we left out: the data breach wasn’t just a moment of embarrassment for the NSA, but an egregious theft of government secrets. By gaining access […]
In terms of compliance, ignorance is anything but bliss. High turnover, lawsuits, regulatory violations, toxic office cultures, tarnished reputations—all of these problems (and more) typically don’t stem from bad actors, but lackluster workforce training efforts. Training is the first step to any effective compliance program. Employees who aren’t trained make expensive mistakes, not necessarily because […]
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 […]
It’s audit season here on the Compli blog. Earlier this month, we explored 5 key questions for internal audits, and before that, we explained what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking for in an organization’s audit program. Oh, and we also squeezed in a question about audit reporting and consumer finance laws.
Want to know how to keep your dealership compliant without losing employees? You’ve come to the right place. That colossal question was the theme of one of our recent webinars, in which we explored how a dealership can create a culture of compliance without sending staff running off to pastures with less paperwork.