Cyberattacks are on the rise. In the first six months of 2019, the number of data breaches has increased by 54% compared to the same period last year. As of July, more than 4.1 billion customer records have been exposed in approximately 3,800 publicly disclosed data breaches.
If your dealership hasn’t already been targeted, chances are it will…Continue
Is your dealership located in one of these 20 states? If so, pay attention.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may be the first comprehensive data privacy law in the U.S., but it certainly isn’t the last. Since its passage,19 additional states have introduced and/or passed similar laws, or have amended their current breach notification laws to either expand the definitions of personal information, or to include new reporting requirements.
Dealers, do your computers still run the Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 2003 operating systems? Do you have a Windows Server 2008? Be aware that your machines are vulnerable to a new type of malware called BlueKeep that’s seeking to infect thousands of computers and could be more destructive than the WannaCry ransomware outbreak of 2017.Continue
Is your dealership still using the Windows 7 operating system? As of January 2020, Microsoft is discontinuing all support for Windows 7, which means they will no longer be releasing security updates. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 by January 14, 2020, your dealership will be highly vulnerable to attacks from cybercriminals.