The fact is, we live in a connected world. This is the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), in which increasingly more consumers and businesses rely on connected devices and services. From online shopping and banking to common cloud-based business applications like Microsoft Office to social media and gaming consoles, connected technology has permeatedevery corner of our personal and professional lives.
With all this connectivity, comes risks. We’ve seen security breaches impact major companies such as Yahoo, Equifax and T-Mobile. Our industry has also been impacted, most recently with the security breach experienced by a vehicle recovery device and monitoring provider: SVR Tracking.
If you haven’t heard about it, here’s a brief summary of what happened. As a result of a misconfiguration of one of its databases, SVR Tracking exposed sensitive customer data including login names, passwords, email addresses, vehicle locations and even the location of tracking units within vehicles.
The company’s use of outdated encryption data compounded the problem, making it easier for hackers to access this sensitive data. All in all, some 500,000 online records may have been leaked.
As connected technology continues to play a central role in our everyday lives as well as in the way we do business, ensuring security and privacy are more important than ever. At Advantage, we’ve made it a central focus. Today, Advantage serves nearly 500 automotive lenders with over 200,000+ connections across the country. Here are some of the steps we take to ensure our customers’ data remains secure, private and safe:
Your Role in Securing Your Data
At Advantage GPS, we’re taking every action on our part to ensure the security and privacy of our customers’ data. We encourage our customers to take a proactive role in protecting their own information as well. Here are a few tips for doing just that:
If you have any questions about our security policies and protocols, and how we’re protecting your data, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Advantage GPS is committed to helping you sell and finance more vehicles with minimal risk and greater confidence. That confidence includes knowing that your data is protected, secure and kept private at all times. That’s the true advantage of partnering with us.
– Bill Cheney, Chief Technology Officer