Protecting Your Auto Dealer Management System


        Protecting Your Auto Dealer Management System

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To prevent fines and other costs associated with data breaches, it is important that you institute a written security plan that outlines how you will protect customer information as well as how you will notify affected parties in the event of a breach. You should also establish a program to evaluate the security of your system on an ongoing basis. Assign these duties to a point person so they can keep your security initiative on track for long-term success.

One important security feature to use is a firewall designed specifically to prevent any unauthorized access from outside of your network. However, be aware that technology is constantly changing as data thieves become more resourceful in bypassing new security measures. To prevent a faulty or outdated system from contributing to a breach, have you security features checked regularly by an IT specialist.

Whether it’s managing inventory, sales, financing or parts, you are probably well aware of the important role your dealership management system plays in your day-to-day operations. But have you ever stopped to think about what all of this localized data means from a security standpoint.

What is a valuable resource to you could be even more profitable for data thieves looking to access customers’ personal information. You have a legal responsibility to do everything you can to protect the personal information given to you by customers. It is important that you evaluate the security of your dealer management system and address any problems that you find.


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