What are Security Conscious Employees Worth?

Published On: May 17th, 2024|Categories: Blog|1.8 min read|

The simple answer to this question is, everything! To give more context, there are huge benefits to having security-conscious employees throughout every department of your dealership. 88 percent of breaches are caused by employee mistakes which drives home the importance of proper training and awareness. Here are four major benefits to having employees who are not only fantastic in their roles, but security conscious, too.

  1. Your sensitive data is protected.

The personal information of customers flows in and out of your dealership all day long. This data is exactly what thieves are searching for, and it’s the reason why it’s so important your employees are vigilant in preventing breaches. Employees who understand the importance of security are more likely to handle sensitive information appropriately. This includes following protocols for data encryption, secure file sharing, and proper disposal of confidential documents.

  1. Your customers are reassured and comfortable doing business with you.

Very few things could be more damaging to your dealership’s reputation than being a victim of a data breach. Since we know a lot of breaches occur due to human error, having well-trained employees reduces the risks of a successful attack. When making big purchases, like a new car, customers want to partner with companies they view as trustworthy and reliable. Safeguarding their personal information builds this trust and your credibility.

  1. The chances of a cyberattack can drop.

A well-trained and security-conscious team member understands the seriousness of cyber threats, can spot potential risks, and follows all proper protocols. All of this leads to a lower chance of that person clicking a link or sending data into the wrong hands.  These team members can help mentor and coach others in the organization as well to create a security-conscious culture.

Fostering a culture of security consciousness among your team is not just beneficial—it’s imperative. By equipping your employees with the knowledge and awareness to recognize and mitigate cyber threats, you not only safeguard your dealership against potential breaches but also contribute to a safer digital environment for everyone involved. Embracing security consciousness isn’t just a measure of precaution, it’s a proactive stance against cyber threats, ensuring the longevity of your dealership. And what’s that worth? Everything.


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