ERA releases updated guide to cybersecurity leading practice in the equipment rental industry

Feb 14, 2023 | Press Release

14 February, 2023 (Brussels, Belgium): The European Rental Association (ERA) has released an updated ‘ERA guide to cybersecurity leading practice in the equipment rental industry’. The updated guide provides the latest cybersecurity insights for the rental sector and a ‘Roadmap’ for good security.

The purpose of the guide, first published in 2021, is to define the enterprise-wide scope of cybersecurity intervention, identify the core elements of a successful strategy, including the special factors that may impact rental companies, and to outline leading practices being adopted today by leaders in our industry.

Michel Petitjean, ERA Secretary General, said:

“One of the greatest threats impacting the equipment rental industry is the vulnerability to cybersecurity impacts on our businesses. Since we first released our cybersecurity guide in 2021, this threat has only increased due to global events and the intensification of digitalisation across the industry globally.

“With this updated guide, we continue to identify and communicate leading practice in cybersecurity that can support our industry, where an equipment rental company can evaluate where it stands in relation to cybersecurity and identify leading practice it can aspire to.”

The ‘ERA guide to cybersecurity ‎leading practice in the equipment rental industry’ was produced by an expert consultant, DKR Projects Ltd, in collaboration with the ERA Cybersecurity Working Group, which is comprised of acknowledged leader companies in the equipment rental sector.

This guide is available to read and download on a dedicated website:

If you want to know more about ERA’s Committees and Working Groups, please visit the ERA website – If you are a rental company and would like to participate in ERA’s Committees, please contact the ERA team at [email protected].

About ERA

The European Rental Association was created in 2006 to represent national rental associations and equipment rental companies in Europe. Today, the membership includes over 5,000 rental companies, either directly or through 15 rental associations. ERA is active through its committees in the fields of Promotion, Sustainability, Statistics and Technical, and through its working groups, including the Future Group and the Cybersecurity Working Group.

Extensive information on ERA’s activities, reports, and publications is available on the ERA website at

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