Irvine, CA – Identillect Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:ID | OTCQB: IDTLF | Frankfurt: 8ID) (the “Company” or “Identillect”), a leading provider of email security today announced Mid Valley Ford, an automobile dealership in Dallas, Oregon, will implement Identillect’s email encryption tool, Delivery Trust™. The decision represents a proactive choice by the dealership to protect their customers Personal Identifying Information (PII).
According to a study by Helion Technologies, 75% of small and medium sized businesses with less than 500 employees (this includes most car dealerships) have experienced at least one security breach in the previous 12 months. Automobile dealerships distribute sensitive customer financial data which is the information used for identity theft.
“It’s a fact – hackers are getting more sophisticated in choosing their victims,” said Identillect CEO Todd Sexton. “They’re choosing industries to target based on customer demographics and their perceived lack of security. With bank account information, credit card numbers and the personal data of new car buyers available on their networks, dealerships must take proactive steps to protect this data.”
Delivery Trust™, which protects information in transit and at rest from cyber security threats, has been adopted by a growing number of small and medium sized businesses throughout North America. Dealerships are becoming more proactive as they know they are a target for cyber criminals. Delivery Trust™ is being implemented in a growing number of industries, because there is a need for email security tools when handling individual’s personal identifiers. Recent surveys not only found an increase in cyber-attacks on businesses but for car dealerships in particular, they also identified a huge loss in customer confidence when a breach occurs. A poll by Total Dealer Compliance found that 84 percent of car buyers surveyed would not return to a dealership that had been the victim of a data breach.
“Taking important cyber security measures against hackers, including email encryption, can be inexpensive compared with the amount of money a dealership can lose when a breach occurs,” said Sexton.
About Mid Valley Ford
Mid Valley Ford, is a Ford dealer in Dallas, Oregon offering new Ford Cars, Crossovers, SUVs, Trucks and Commercial Trucks and quality pre-owned used vehicles. Located 12 miles west of Salem, Oregon, and located in the central part of the Willamette Valley, Mid Valley Ford strives to be the “Lowest Cost Value Leader New Ford Dealer” in Oregon.
Identillect Technologies is the leading provider of email encryption service Delivery Trust™, empowering enterprises of all sizes to protect their business and their client’s critical information against cyber security attacks.
Delivery Trust™ is an award -winning, multi-platform plug-in, which gives users complete control of their emails, for one low price. One simple integration complies with all regulations and most importantly provides peace of mind.
For more information, or your free trial, please visit www.identillect.com
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