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John Acosta urges dealerships to heighten cybersecurity measures following CDK Global breach

As we continue to track the CDK cyberattack outage, what’s important for you to know about your data and cybersecurity going forward? Joining us now is John Acosta, the CEO of VTech Dealer IT, with his perspective on the incident and recommendations for dealers. 


  • Acosta stresses the critical need for dealerships to isolate and monitor potentially compromised systems swiftly. VTech Dealer IT exemplifies proactive measures to contain threats and safeguard operations by quarantining CDK’s systems and intensifying monitoring efforts.
  • Additionally, Acosta highlights the industry-wide impact and advocates for enhanced collaboration among industry players and cybersecurity experts. Emphasizing transparency from CDK and ongoing dialogue, he underscores the collective responsibility to fortify defenses and mitigate future risks.
  • Discussing regulatory frameworks like GLBA and federal safeguards, Acosta acknowledges their role in setting cybersecurity standards. However, he calls for increased governmental resources and strategic initiatives to combat escalating cyber threats, viewing cybersecurity as a pivotal national security concern.
Check out our full coverage of the CDK cyberattack here.
"We quarantined CDK's systems immediately to prevent them from becoming a launchpad for further attacks, maintaining high vigilance as we await transparency on remediation efforts." - John Acosta.

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