Strengthening Security: Lessons from the CDK Data Breach

In today's digital landscape, protecting sensitive data is crucial for any business, especially in the automotive industry. The recent data breach at CDK Global underscores the importance of robust security measures. DealerTeam provides a suite of security features, leveraging the trusted and secure Salesforce platform, to protect and fortify your dealership's data and business processes.

Key Security Features of DealerTeam:

  1. Data Encryption: DealerTeam ensures that all data, whether in transit or at rest, is encrypted using advanced encryption standards. This prevents unauthorized access and ensures data integrity.
  2. User Authentication and Access Control: With DealerTeam, dealerships can implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) and robust access controls. This ensures that only authorized personnel have access to sensitive information, reducing the risk of internal threats.
  3. Regular Security Audits and Compliance: DealerTeam conducts regular security audits to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities. The platform complies with industry standards and regulations, ensuring that your dealership remains compliant with data protection laws.
  4. Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts: DealerTeam provides real-time monitoring of system activities. Anomalous activities trigger instant alerts, allowing your IT team to respond promptly to potential security incidents.
  5. Backup and Disaster Recovery: DealerTeam includes automated backup and disaster recovery solutions. This ensures that your data is protected and can be quickly restored in case of a system failure or cyberattack.
  6. Employee Training and Awareness: The platform offers resources and training programs to educate employees about best security practices. This reduces the risk of breaches due to human error.


Learning from CDK's Breach:

The CDK Global breach highlighted the need for comprehensive security strategies. According to CDK’s 2023 State of Cybersecurity in the Dealership Study, 17% of dealers experienced a cyberattack or incident despite 53% being confident in their current protection. Phishing scams and lack of employee awareness were top threats, causing significant financial and reputational damage.

DealerTeam addresses these needs by providing a multi-layered security approach that not only protects against external threats but also ensures internal security.


Investing in DealerTeam’s robust security features can help your dealership avoid the pitfalls experienced by CDK Global. By prioritizing data protection, access control, and continuous monitoring, DealerTeam ensures that your dealership’s sensitive information remains secure, allowing you to focus on delivering exceptional service to your customers.

For more information on how DealerTeam can enhance your dealership’s security, contact us today.