Protect Your Dealership from Recent Cyber Attacks

I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out to you today on behalf of ECMSI to inform you about a significant cybersecurity incident that has recently impacted the automotive industry, specifically targeting auto dealerships.

As reported by CBS News, on June 17, 2024, CDK Global, a major provider of IT solutions for auto dealerships, suffered a severe cyberattack. This incident has caused extensive disruptions and outages, potentially putting sensitive customer and business data at risk.

Given the critical nature of this situation, we strongly advise you to take immediate steps to secure your dealership’s systems and data. Here are some essential measures to consider:

  • System Updates and Patching: Ensure all your software and systems are updated with the latest security patches, including your dealership management and point-of-sale systems
  • Security Protocols Review: Conduct a comprehensive review of your security protocols. Implement strong password policies, multi-factor authentication, and regular security audits.
  • Employee Training: Educate your staff on recognizing phishing attempts and other common cyber threats. Regular training can significantly reduce the risk of successful attacks.
  • Data Backup and Recovery: Verify that your data backup procedures are robust and performed regularly. Ensure you can quickly restore critical data in the event of a cyber incident.
  • Incident Response Plan: Develop and maintain an incident response plan. This plan should outline steps to take in a cyberattack, including communication protocols and recovery procedures.
 

At ECMSI, we specialize in providing comprehensive cybersecurity services to businesses like yours. Our services include continuous monitoring, vulnerability assessments, and rapid incident response to protect your dealership from such threats. We are a local company based in Youngstown for the past 25 years and we encourage you to check out 4.9 out of 5 review ranking with Google here.

We would like to offer a complimentary cybersecurity consultation to help you assess your current security posture and identify areas for improvement. Please feel free to reply directly to this email to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (330) 750-1428 or to learn more about our services or fill out the form by clicking “learn more” below.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter. By taking proactive steps now, you can help protect your dealership from potential cyber threats and ensure the security of your valuable data.

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