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David Spisak warns of long-term impacts following CDK cyberattack

In the midst of the whirlwind of challenges facing automotive dealerships nationwide, a recent event has sent shockwaves through the industry: the CDK cyber attack. Industry leaders like David Spisak, CEO of Disruptive Growth Solutions, are offering crucial insights. In an exclusive interview with CBT News, Spisak sheds light on the immediate impacts, long-term repercussions, and the imperative need for enhanced cybersecurity measures.


  • Spisak underscores the industry-wide shock and frustration caused by CDK’s cyber attack, emphasizing the unanticipated scale and consequences. He highlights the critical need for robust contingency plans and heightened cybersecurity measures in the automotive sector to mitigate future disruptions.
  • Discussing the immediate and long-term repercussions, Spisak points out the disproportionate impact on Fixed Ops departments and business continuity. He stresses the financial strain on dealerships and associates due to lost revenue and operational inefficiencies, urging comprehensive insurance reviews and preparedness strategies.
  • Critiquing CDK’s response, Spisak advocates for transparent communication and proactive support systems during crises. He calls on industry leaders to prioritize customer support and proactive crisis management strategies, citing the importance of clear, timely updates to maintain dealer trust and industry stability.
Check out our full coverage of the CDK cyberattack here.
"In a cyber incident like this, dealerships are akin to being in the dark about what's really going on. The lack of transparency only adds to the frustration and uncertainty." - David Spisak

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