Why you need to protect your dealership data from genuine threats...

03 Jul 2020 Car Dealers Caravan Dealers Truck Dealers Latest Updates

Data from the ACCC revealed that Australian businesses lost over $132 million in 2019 from business email compromise scams. Car auction house, Manheim Auctions in Australia, received a $30 million ransom demand from attackers who used malware to lock the company out of its system. The threat is real and it's not just large organisations that are at risk from malware and cyber attacks. In fact, small businesses like car dealerships can be more at risk if you do not take it seriously. 

Know the risks to your dealership

Whether you’re on a desktop or cloud system, your data can be at risk from multiple sources.

  • Hardware corruption
  • Email attacks 
  • Viruses
  • Malware attacks
  • Natural or manmade disasters
  • Outdated software
  • Physical thefts

Whether a data breach is intentional or accidental, the consequences can be catastrophic because it could result in expensive legal liabilities, customer loss, reputation damage and thousands of dollars in non-compliance fines. You also don’t want to risk losing customers, 84% of who are unlikely to return to a dealership with a data breach.

What does improved data security mean for you?

A cloud security provider like Microsoft Azure has substantial resources dedicated to protecting data and monitoring servers, which is why it is trusted by software companies around the world. With EasyCars web data hosted on Microsoft Azure, your data risks are significantly reduced –

  • A centrally managed framework stores data on a highly secure platform
  • Reduces long-run costs of retrieving lost data
  • Protects the integrity of confidential information
  • Decreases downtime resulting from data breaches

You won’t have to worry about your dealership data and can comfortably focus your attention on running your dealership with minimal interruptions.

Is your current DMS safe enough? 

Your DMS is vital to running your dealership successfully so it’s important that you find out from your current provider how they secure your data. 

To protect dealers, EasyCars Web has made a significant investment in Microsoft Azure, the world’s most trusted and secure data centre. Our goal is to give dealers peace of mind knowing their business data is always secure. Very few providers in Australia have invested in data security like EasyCars. 

Don’t take a risk with data loss because it takes years to build your dealership’s reputation, but only seconds to ruin it.