Helion’s Nachbahr to present at ATD Convention

In 2017 more than half of small- to medium- sized businesses in the U.S. reported a data breach that resulted in the loss of employee and/or customer data. Truck dealerships are particularly vulnerable to cybercrime for several reasons, which Helion Trucking Technologies’ Erik Nachbahr will cover in a workshop at the upcoming ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco.

“Dealer principals and senior managers need to understand that cybercrime is not a technology problem to be handed off to an IT staff member. This is a core business issue that should be handled at the highest level,” says Nachbahr, president and founder, Helion. “If a data breach occurs, it affects every level of operations and can seriously damage bank accounts and reputations. A single breach can cost millions of dollars and take years to recover from.”

In “Cybercriminals are Targeting Dealerships. Are You Prepared?” Nachbahr will review the most common hacking methods used to breach dealerships, including email spoofing, crypto malware, ransomware, and phishing. He will also share technology, process and training protocols that every dealer should implement to ensure their customer data and bank accounts are protected.

Helion says dealer attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify common hacking methods used to attack and exploit dealership computer systems
  • Implement security measures and employee training systems that decrease the risk of system breaches
  • Design and implement a one-page Cyber Incident Response Plan; including how to evaluate and procure recommended cyber insurance coverage and protection plans for your dealership

Attendees also will receive a security measures checklist so they can assess their dealership’s cybersecurity readiness and identify appropriate actions to take.

Cybercriminals are Targeting Dealerships. Are You Prepared? is an ATD/Dealer Exec session scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Friday, January 25 at in the Marriott Marquis next to the Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10-11.

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