Born in Georgetown, Guyana, and educated across three countries — Guyana, Canada, and the USA — Brian Ramphal has risen as a pivotal tech entrepreneur and angel investor specializing in the automotive vertical. With a rich experience spanning 25 years, he has been vital in creating bespoke technology products and services for automotive OEMs, Dealer Groups, and Franchise Dealerships. His unparalleled understanding of the automotive vertical's intricacies is backed by a solid academic foundation in computer science and an MBA, further enriched by executive management cybersecurity training from MIT.
Brian's debut book, "Automotive Dealership Safeguard: Cybersecurity & Financial Compliance Guide," is a meticulously crafted guide for franchise automotive dealerships across the US. With cybersecurity becoming an acute concern for dealerships — as evidenced by CDK Global's report highlighting 85% of dealerships ranking cybersecurity as a paramount operational area — the book aims to empower stakeholders with actionable strategies to mitigate risks.
Brian showcases real-world vulnerabilities by dissecting automotive cybersecurity cases like the potential data exposure at Toyota between 2016 and 2023. Yet, beyond just highlighting challenges, he offers practical solutions rooted in standards like ISO 21434 and NIST frameworks. The guide underscores the significance of continuous employee training in cybersecurity at www.comply.law.