Wipfli’s cybersecurity professionals launched a foundational risk assessment and set to work identifying gaps, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. During the engagement, Wipfli:
Performed an information security risk assessment. Wipfli analyzed threats and likelihood and impact of risks to the dealership’s assets and evaluated existing administrative, technical, and physical controls in place to mitigate risks.
Performed a perimeter vulnerability assessment. Wipfli externally probed the dealership’s network, looking for common weaknesses an attacker could exploit, including missing patches or weak configurations, for example.
Performed an internal vulnerability assessment and configuration review. Similar to the external assessment, Wipfli not only evaluated the dealership’s internal systems, applications, and networks, but also assessed the physical environment, policies, and practices.
Following the assessment, Wipfli provided the dealership with a priority-focused report showing which risks were the most threatening, along with recommendations for addressing vulnerabilities and reinforcing its IT management processes.
Village Auto gained a strong understanding of its cybersecurity posture. It received confirmation on those security measures which were working well and valuable insights regarding the vulnerabilities it faced. With a priority list from Wipfli, the dealership was able to promptly address the gaps, shore up the weaknesses, and limit its exposure.
By doing so, Village Auto Group gained greater confidence in its security management practices and also qualified for reductions in its business insurance premiums.
"Wipfli's team was highly professional and knew exactly what was needed. Our dealership can certainly sleep better at night knowing we've taken every step necessary to protect our information."