Cybersecurity on the Farm – Southeast AgNET
The importance of cybersecurity on the farm. This is approaching our land.
Recent incidents with hackers of grain elevators and companies holding data hostage call for improved cybersecurity, as meticulous hackers call for bailouts against agricultural companies. Dan Hanson, with SVP Management Liability, explains how cyberattacks are a pathway of specific opportunity.
“They will go where you have the easiest access to a lot of information. Sometimes, you know, with the advent of the Internet of Things, there may be less investment in cybersecurity, maybe it’s a slightly easier goal in some areas, “he said.” It’s a critical infrastructure and, obviously when you can affect the food chain that catches people’s attention very quickly. “
Hanson says producers can protect themselves by gaining awareness and understanding.
“Improve cyber and other protections a bit and reduce the chances of an event. So I’d say raising awareness, having a plan if something happens in your organization, and then multifactor authentication would be three things. which a producer could focus on and probably help a little.
He says you should consider and prepare a response plan, in case you fall victim to a cyberattack.
“Do we have a lawyer in line? We have a forensic investigator that we have, we are aware that we can talk to go in and see what happened to us, during what time period and who was really affected. These are two very important steps, having a plan, a simple plan, this is what we will do if we have an event, and then practice it a few times. “
Hanson says you have this plan in place, just like any other emergency plan for your operation.
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