Helion’s Erik Nachbahr offers insight into the vulnerability of dealerships.
Cybercrime continues to grow, especially for auto and truck dealerships, Casey Crane reports for Cybercrime Magazine.
The article takes a look at 15 dealership cybersecurity statistics, including:
- Only 30% of dealers employ IT personnel with cybersecurity certifications
- Ransomware attacks are projected to occur every 11 seconds by 2021
Combine the growing capabilities of cybercriminals with underprepared dealerships, and you get the perfect storm for devastating data breaches.
“It’s important to understand that today’s cybercriminals are technically sophisticated and well equipped,” says Helion President & Founder Erik Nachbahr. “However, most dealerships run on outdated technology maintained by IT personnel that are not professionally trained to defend against this threat.”
The only way to mitigate risk? Implementing and maintaining dealer IT best practices.