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As a modern business, your dealership needs to have an adequate level of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity allows you to prevent cyber attacks by cybercriminals from around the world. These malicious actors are always looking for businesses or dealerships with weak IT systems to take advantage.

Cybersecurity gives businesses the protection they need from cyber attacks.

Having ample cybersecurity prevents cybercriminals from conducting successful cyber attacks on your business. However, did you know that your dealership can have the most sophisticated cybersecurity measures in place but still become victims of brute force attacks?

What Is a Brute Force Attack?

Despite what it may sound like, a brute force attack in cybersecurity is when a cybercriminal tries to breach your IT systems through repeated password attempts. They try over and over again to guess your passwords in an attempt to breach your IT systems.

The attacker does not give up until they have successfully breached your IT systems, which is why it is called a brute force attack. The attackers will continuously try password after password until they access your IT systems, and they do not stop until they win.

What Does a Brute Force Attack Mean for Your Dealership?

All it takes is one successful attempt, and when cybercriminals succeed, they can use their access to your IT systems for a variety of malicious activities including:

    • Data breaches
    • Ransomware attacks
    • Identity thefts
    • Scams to your company, employees, or customers.
    • Much more

In short, they can use their access to your IT systems to carry out activities that can prove disastrous to your business or dealership.

So, how can you protect your business from such brute force attacks?

Solutions

There is no one-shot solution to brute force attacks. However, some best practices are known to foil attempted brute force attacks. These practices all involve strengthening your passwords.

If you, your employees, and your business follow password best practices, you can avoid any brute force attack. These best practices include producing strong passwords, using multifactor authentication, limiting log-in attempts for your IT systems, and more.

While cybercriminals can overcome individual password best practices, they cannot overcome the combined strength of multiple password best practices. It makes it nearly impossible for them to breach into your business's IT systems.

To learn more about brute force attacks and how to protect your dealership from such dangerous cyberattacks, get in touch with us today.

Kevin Landers

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Kevin possesses the unique ability to understand, and explain in non-threatening and non-technical ways how technology, business and team members work with, and sometimes, against each other. He has an innate ability to understand how technology works at the basic conceptual level and how it interacts with hardware, software, networking, people and business processes. A rare combination in today's technology arena.

Kevin lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his bride Summer, their son Caleb and their Vizsla wonder dog Dexter.