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Published date: June 27, 2024

Double-Check your Cyber Security Standards

Double-Check your Cyber Security Standards

In today’s digital age, cyber security is more critical than ever. Protecting your business and customer data requires implementing robust security measures.

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In the past week, two major automotive companies were hit with cyber security attacks:

  • Findlay Auto Group (33 rooftops)
  • CDK (the #1 auto tech provider with 2.6% of U.S. GDP flowing through their platforms)

Cyber attacks are no joke, and we are extremely saddened by this news. Let’s ensure no one else is targeted in our industry, and hope these attacks are resolved soon. 🙏

Below we’ve listed some of the best practices to follow when it comes to cyber security.

What are some best practices to follow in cyber security?

  1. Regularly Update Software
    Keep dealership management systems (DMS), CRM software, and other critical applications up to date with the latest security patches.
  2. Use Strong, Unique Passwords
    Implement a policy requiring strong, unique passwords for all systems. Use a password manager to store these securely.
  3. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    Enhance security by enabling MFA for all critical systems and applications.
  4. Regular Data Backups
    Perform regular backups of all critical data and store them securely. Regularly test backups to ensure data integrity.
  5. Employee Cybersecurity Training
    Conduct regular training to help employees recognize phishing attempts and other common threats.
  6. Implement Firewalls and Antivirus Software
    Use robust firewalls and antivirus software, and keep them updated to protect against malware and other attacks.
  7. Access Control
    Restrict access to sensitive data based on user roles. Ensure only authorized personnel have access to critical information.
  8. Secure Wi-Fi Networks
    Use strong encryption (like WPA3) for Wi-Fi networks and separate guest access from internal systems.

Adopting best practices and certifications will enhance your dealership's cybersecurity posture, protecting your business and customers from potential threats.

Lectrium works with developers and a tech team coming from Nord Security to ensure maximum tech security and scalability for our team, company and partners.

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