Headline after headline we read about major data security breaches at high-profile companies, organizations, and other entities. But the fact is that any business that handles transactions online and stores data is a target of data breaches. A 2011 report from Verizon shows of the 760 data breaches analyzed in 2010, nearly two-thirds involved businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
As an auto dealership you have confidential customer information, including banking information, stored on your computers, and even with safety measures in place, you’re exposed to potential problems. Most data breaches are caused by negligence or by an unhappy employee who steals the information. Don’t leave yourself exposed.
Dealer Protection Group (DPG) provides dealerships with a Cyber Liability plan that covers losses associated with cyber security. This can include coverage for:
- Data destruction, corruption as a result of a virus
- Extortion threats
- Unauthorized access
- Firewall and network security attacks
- Loss of income
- Security breach expenses
Data security breaches affect all businesses, including auto dealerships.
The DPG staff will work with you to help reduce your upfront exposure, and develop effective new processes and procedures to minimize risks. For more information about this increasing risk and protecting your auto dealership, please give us a call at 949.208.8550.