Cyber Security Dashboard


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Cyber Security Dashboard

AADA is running a comprehensive, 12 month program in collaboration with Cultural Cyber Security and other industry partners to help educate and inform franchised new car Dealers and their staff on the importance of cyber security. The program aims to enhance the industry’s resilience against cyber threats by increasing awareness, promoting best practice, and fostering collaboration.

The Cyber Security Dashboard is your resource centre to find all past presentations from our experts, along with toolkits and articles to assist Dealer staff in improving their cyber safety! It will be updated with resources as the program progresses.

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upcoming webinars

Join us for our next webinar, this time featuring our first guest presenter from respected law firm Macpherson Kelley! The webinar will consider cyber security issues particularly from the legal perspective.

Title: Privacy – when, how and what if?

When: Wednesday 6 December 2023

Time: 11:00m AEDT (Sydney time)

Presenter: Kelly Dickson from Macpherson Kelley

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the privacy landscape and the data protection obligations on motor Dealers
  • Practical tips to help your business guard against cyber events
  • Practical guidance for what to do when things go wrong

Q&A Session: Engage with our speaker, share your concerns, and get your questions answered. Pre-submitted questions are also accepted and encouraged.

Register now to secure your spot!


Explore the Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s latest call for heightened organizational vigilance against cyber threats in their new report. The report summarises the results of their latest cyber pulse survey.

Among the key findings was that 58 per cent of participants have limited or no capability to protect confidential information adequately.

The findings emphasise how important it is to make cyber security and cyber resilience a top priority for all organisations. The key insights and recommendations from ASIC can be found in their full report.

The Seven Phases of a Ransomware Attack – In the ever-evolving digital landscape, ransomware attacks have emerged as a significant threat to organisations worldwide. Take a deep dive into the seven phases of a ransomware attack, dissecting its anatomy to empower security teams and individuals alike. By comprehending these phases, we can reduce vulnerabilities and shield ourselves from the severe consequences of a successful ransomware attack.

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Title: The Why – the business imperative, the dark markets, and organised crime
Presented By: Brian Hay from Cultural Cyber Security

Understanding the ‘why’ behind cyber security is crucial and many cyber safety programs fail to address this fundamental question, leaving individuals and organisations vulnerable. This webinar will delve into the reasons why cybercrime is a growing threat and why it’s essential to develop personal skills for defence.

Title: Building Cybersecurity in a Dealership – Baseline Your Security Posture Today
Presented By: Brian Hay from Cultural Cyber Security

In this enlightening webinar we dive into the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by automotive dealerships and provide a roadmap to establish a solid security foundation. 


AADA is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive 12-month program, in collaboration with Cultural Cyber Security (CCS), to help educate and inform franchised new car Dealers and their staff on the importance of cyber security called ‘Cyber Smart Dealers’.

As technology continues to reshape the automotive industry, it brings both opportunities and challenges. Our Cyber Smart Dealers program is meticulously crafted to address these challenges head-on and empower our members to safeguard their operations, data, and reaffirm customer trust.

The year long program features the following:

  • Webinars – a series of webinars on various aspects of cyber security (live or on demand). The webinars are targeted at both Dealer Principals and all dealership staff.
  • Cyber Security Dashboard – Educational resources made available on the AADA website.
  • Quarterly Cyber Safety Newsletters – regular cyber security updates, including alerts and featured articles from our program partners and experts.
  • Input and guidance from other automotive industry providers.