MCLEAN, VA. (May 2, 2018) – The Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), a nonprofit organization in the automotive space that fulfills the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers, announced today the release of the 2018 Dealer Data Security Guidelines.
Today, more than 70 percent of attackers target small businesses, which include automotive retailers who embody the ideal target for an attacker. Not only do automotive retailers collect sensitive information from their customers, but dealerships tend to have fewer data security safeguards in place and limited resources allocated to cyber security. In response to this growing concern, STAR developed the Dealer Data Security Guidelines with updated information each year to accompany the advancements made in technology.
The Dealer Data Security Guidelines were developed as a collaborative effort of STAR members, which consists of numerous automobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), data management system (DMS) providers and IT security vendors, and by Nuspire Networks, a state-of-the-science Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) for some of the largest and most distinctive companies around the world. The guidebook touches on a variety of data security measures, ranging from IT security policies to cyber security technologies to security awareness training. The Dealer Data Security Guidelines serve as a resource for STAR members intended to provide automotive retailers with guidance, embedding and maintaining practical and effective data security controls that support industry best practices.
For more information on STAR, or the Dealer Data Security Guidelines, please visit http://www.starstandard.org/
To download the 2018 Data Security Guidelines, click here.
Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) is a nonprofit, dues-paying organization whose members include dealers, manufacturers, retail system providers, and automotive-related industry organizations. The goal of STAR is to use non-proprietary technology (IT) standards as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers while reducing the time and effort required to support related activities. Collectively, STAR develops voluntary industry standards and researches emerging technologies for the benefit of dealers. STAR is considered the IT standards organization for the retail automotive industry. To learn more, visit http://www.starstandard.org/index.php
About Nuspire Networks
Nuspire is a state-of-the-science Managed Security Service Provider with nearly two decades of industry experience, providing network management, monitoring, and security services for some of the largest and most distinctive companies in the world. Beyond the classic monitor and support models, Nuspire utilizes big data, cloud-driven technologies, custom-built and integrated threat intelligence, and human analytics to meet the managed security needs of enterprise organizations with geographically dispersed networks. Solutions are delivered with service level commitments for network security, performance and compliance. With its custom-built monitoring systems, a team of experts available 24/7/365 and a deep security knowledge and expertise, Nuspire is the benchmark for managed security services and maintains unparalleled cybersecurity technologies deployed globally. To learn more, visit www.nuspire.com
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